La causa es tuya, ¡oh Salvador!

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1 La causa es tuya, ¡oh Salvador!,
Que en nuestra mano está;
Y porque es tuya, ¡oh Señor!,
Jamás perecerá.
Mas antes de resucitar
El grano se ha de sepultar,
Y vuelve a germinar así
Llenando un día el alfolí.
La muerte da
Precioso fruto allá.

2 Muriendo, al cielo se elevó
Jesús, que es nuestro rey;
Así la senda señaló
A su pequeña grey.
Sea el camino de la cruz
Escala para mí de luz.
Hazme partícipe también
De tu sufrir y de tu Edén
De eterna luz,
Por tu gloriosa cruz.

3 Tu muerte al mundo vida da:
Enséñame a morir;
En Ti nuestra esperanza está,
Y es gloria a Ti seguir.
Aquel que más se humillará
Más victorioso luchará
¡Marchad, creyentes, a la lid!
El triunfo es vuestro: ¡Firmes id
De Cristo en pos
Al gozo y paz de Dios!


Source: Culto Cristiano #132

Author (stanzas 1-2): Samuel Preiswerk

Preiswerk, Samuel, son of Alexander Preiswerk, pastor at Rümlingen, in the canton of Basel, was born at Rümlingen, Sept. 19, 1799. After studying at the Universities of Basel, Tübingen, and Erlangen, he was for some time curate in charge at Benken, in the canton of Basel. In 1824 he was appointed preacher at the Basel Orphanage, and in 1829 tutor of Hebrew at the Basel mission house. In 1830 he was chosen as pastor of Muttenz, near Basel, but on the outbreak of the Revolution of 1832 had to leave. After being from 1834 to 1837 professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Oriental languages in the Evangelical Theological Institution at Geneva, he returned to Basel, where he was instituted, in 1843, as pastor of St. Leonard's church, and in 185… Go to person page >

Author (stanza 3): Félix von Zaremba

Felician Martin von Zaremba was born in Zaroy bei Grodno, Poland (modern Hrodna in Belarus). He studied in Dorpat and Moscow. He gave up a diplomatic career after contacts with the Pietist movement and became a missionary with the Basel Mission and worked with August Heinrich Dittrich in the Caucusus in the 19th Century. Czar Alexander I was sympathetic to evangelical missions, but his successor Nicholas I ended the Caucusus mission by mandate in 1833. Zaremba worked, however, from 1822-1838 in the region, moving into Armenia. He founded an evangelical printing press and college in Armenia. He coined the expression: "The Orient can only be reached by the Orient." He moved twice back and forth between the Caucasus and Basel, working with… Go to person page >

Translator: Federico Fliedner

[Friedrich Ludwig Fliedner, Fritz Fliedner] Born: June 10, 1845, Kaiserswerth, Düsseldorf, Germany. Died: April 25, 1901, Madrid, Spain, of typhus. Buried: Civil cemetery, Madrid, Spain. Son of Theodor Fliedner, founder of the Kaiserswerth Deaconess Institute, Federico was educated at the Gymnasium in Gütersloh, studied theology at Halle (1864-46) and earned his PhD at Tübingen (1867). He served as a nurse in the Austro-Prussian war of 1866, and taught school for a year in rural Hilden. After ordination in 1870, he left Germany to be a missionary to Spain, settling in Madrid and becoming a chaplain at the German embassy. He learned Spanish, attended a Spanish high school, and studied medicine at the Universidad Central. Fliedn… Go to person page >

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First Line: La causa es tuya, ¡oh Salvador!
German Title: Die Sach' ist dein, Herr Jesu Christ
Author (stanzas 1-2): Samuel Preiswerk
Author (stanza 3): Félix von Zaremba
Translator: Federico Fliedner
Meter: Irregular
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain


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