¡Oh! quién pudiera andar con Dios

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1 ¡Oh, quién pudiera andar con Dios,
Su dulce paz gozar,
Volviendo a ver de nuevo el sol
De amor y santidad!

2 ¡Oh, tiempo aquel en que lo vi,
Beatífica visión,
Pudiendo entonces discernir
Su acento fiel de amor!

3 Aquellas horas de solaz
¡Cuán gratas aún me son!
Del mundo halagos no podrán
Suplir su falta, ¡no!

4 Paloma santa, vuelve a mí;
Gran Paracleto, ven;
Pues odio ya el pecado vil
Con que te contrarié.

Source: Culto Cristiano #168

Author: William Cowper

William Cowper (pronounced "Cooper"; b. Berkampstead, Hertfordshire, England, 1731; d. East Dereham, Norfolk, England, 1800) is regarded as one of the best early Romantic poets. To biographers he is also known as "mad Cowper." His literary talents produced some of the finest English hymn texts, but his chronic depression accounts for the somber tone of many of those texts. Educated to become an attorney, Cowper was called to the bar in 1754 but never practiced law. In 1763 he had the opportunity to become a clerk for the House of Lords, but the dread of the required public examination triggered his tendency to depression, and he attempted suicide. His subsequent hospitalization and friendship with Morley and Mary Unwin provided emotional st… Go to person page >

Translator: Thomas M. Westrup

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Text Information

First Line: ¡Oh! quién pudiera andar con Dios
English Title: O for a closer walk with God
Author: William Cowper
Translator: Thomas M. Westrup
Language: Spanish



MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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