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Busca a Dios

Representative Text

1 Nuestra vida acabará,
cual las hojas caerá,
cual el haz se ligará.
busca a Dios.
Vuela cada día veloz
y volando da su voz:
"Ven a dar tu cuenta a Dios".
Busca a Dios.

Busca a Dios, busca a Dios;
entre tanto tengas tiempo,
busca a Dios.
Si te atreves a esperar,
Dios la puerta cerrará
y dirá: "Es tarde ya".
Busca a Dios.

2 Pierde el hombre su vigor,
se marchita cual la flor,
se disipa cual vapor;
busca a Dios.
Como el río a prisa va
hasta entrar al vasto mar,
vas así a la eternidad:
busca a Dios. [Coro]

3 Clama a Dios de corazón
con sincera contrición;
por Jesús Dios da perdón:
busca a Dios.
Si no escuchas al Señor,
si desprecias su perdón,
te acarreas perdición.
busca a Dios. [Coro]

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #307

Author: William Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Translator: Enrique Turrall

Enrique S. Turrall worked in Spain. He saw a need for hymns that expressed life's emotional experiences. He wrote and translated hymns for funerals, weddings and other special occasions. Dianne Shapiro from Celebremos su Gloria (Colombia/Illinois: Libros Alianza/Celebration), 1992 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Nuestra vida acabará
Title: Busca a Dios
English Title: Life at Best Is Very Brief
Author: William Kirkpatrick
Translator: Enrique Turrall
Meter: Irregular
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: Busca a Dios
Copyright: Public Domain



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Celebremos Su Gloria #307

Himnos de la Iglesia #446

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