Más cerca, oh Dios, de tí Anhelo estar

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1 Más cerca, oh Dios, de ti, anhelo estar,
aunque amarga cruz háyame de alzar.
Será mi canto aquí: ¡Más cerca, oh Dios, de ti!
¡Más cerca, oh, Dios, de ti, más cerca, sí!

2 Si peregrino soy, y de ansieded
me llena, puesto el sol, la oscuridad,
mi sueño aún así ha de llevarme a ti.
¡Más cerca, oh, Dios, de ti, más cerca, sí!

3 Y luego al despertar, te alabaré;
de gracias, un altar te levantaré;
allí mi corazón eleve su oración.
¡Más cerca, oh, Dios de ti. más cerca, sí!

Source: Las Voces del Camino: un complemento de Singing the Living Traditions #17

Author: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars

Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars was born in Benisa, Spain, April 23, 1837. He attended seminary in Valencia, studying Hebrew and Greek, and was ordained as a priest. He fled to Gibraltar in 1863 due to religious persecution where he abandoned Catholicism. He worked as a teacher and as a translator. One of the works he translated was E.H. Brown's work on the thirty-nine articles of the Anglican Church, which was his introduction to Protestantism. He was a leader of a Spanish Reformed Church in Gibraltar. He continued as a leader in this church when he returned to Spain after the government of Isabel II fell, but continued to face legal difficulties. He then organized the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church and was consecrated as bishop in 1894. He… Go to person page >

Author: Sarah Flower Adams

Adams, Sarah, nee Flower. born at Harlow, Essex, Feb. 22nd, 1805; died in London, Aug. 14, 1848, and was buried at Harlow, Aug. 21,1848. She was the younger daughter of Mr. Benjamin Flower, editor and proprietor, of The Cambridge Intelligencer; and was married, in 1834, to William B. Adams, a civil engineer. In 1841 she published Vivia Perpetua, a dramatic poem dealing with the conflict of heathenism and Christianity, in which Vivia Perpetua suffered martyrdom; and in 1845, The Flock at the Fountain; a catechism and hymns for children. As a member of the congregation of the Rev. W. J. Fox, an Unitarian minister in London, she contributed 13 hymns to the Hymns and Anthems, published by C. Fox, Lond., in 1841, for use in his chapel. Of thes… Go to person page >

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First Line: Más cerca, oh Dios, de tí Anhelo estar
English Title: Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee
Author: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars
Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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