O gran Dios, yo soy un vil

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1 ¡Oh gran Dios! YO soy un vil,
Miserable pecador,
Que falté mil veces mil
A la ley de mi Señor:
Que tus sendas olvidé
Y tu amor menosprecié.

2 En mi mente no hay verdad;
Mi perverso corazón,
Por su gran iniquidad,
Llleno está de confusión;
He perdido mi vigor,
Desfallezco de dolor.

3 Ten, ¡oh Dios!, piedad de mí,
Que debilitado estoy;
Dame, por amor de Ti,
La salud que busco hoy;
No me dejes perecer;
Ven, mi cárcel a romper.


Source: Culto Cristiano #217

Author: P. A. Pérez de Castro

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Text Information

First Line: O gran Dios, yo soy un vil
Author: P. A. Pérez de Castro
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain


[Holy Spirit, faithful Guide] (Wells)

Converted to Christianity as a youth at a mission in Buffalo, New York, Marcus Morris Wells (b. Cooperstown, NY, 1815; d. Hartwick, NY, 1895) spent most of his life near Hartwick as a farmer and maker of farm implements. He is remembered in hymnody for writing both the text and tune of "Holy Spirit,…

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REDHEAD 76 is named for its composer, who published it as number 76 in his influential Church Hymn Tunes, Ancient and Modern (1853) as a setting for the hymn text "Rock of Ages." It has been associated with Psalm 51 since the 1912 Psalter, where the tune was named AJALON. The tune is also known as P…

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