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Mas Eu Sei em Quem Tenho Crido

Author: D. W. Whittle

[Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.]… Go to person page >

Translator: Justus Henry Nelson

Born 22 December 1850 in Menomonee Falls, WI. He was a missionary to Belém, Pará, Brazil at the mouth of the Amazon River and established the first Protestant church in the Amazon basin. He translated a number of hymns into Portuguese. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Não sei por que de Deus o amor
Title: Mas Eu Sei em Quem Tenho Crido
English Title: I know not why God's wondrous grace
Translator: Justus Henry Nelson (1889)
Author: D. W. Whittle (1883)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 with refrain
Language: Portuguese
Refrain First Line: Mas eu sei em quem tenho crido
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1991.

Tune

[I know not why God's wondrous grace] (McGranahan)

James McGranahan (PHH 99), Whittle's song leader, composed EL NATHAN. The tunes title is a pseudonym used by Whittle. A typical gospel hymn tune, EL NATHAN is constructed with a few melodic lines and a very simple harmony, but it is marked by some rhythmic interest. The tune is easily sung in parts.…

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