Oh Cristo, tu obra continuar queremos

Translator: George P. Simmonds

At four years, George sang hymns with great devotion and enthusiasm. When he was ten he felt called to be a missionary. He retained his love for the Lord and for music throughout his life. So much so, that after the age of one hundred years old even sang solos in large meetings and on television. He began his work as a missionary, along with his wife, Nessie, in Ecuador. Then explored the Amazon area and across the continent. Collaborated in the compilation of "Hymns of the Christian Life." He also worked with the Bible Societies in several South American countries. He then served as pastor of a Hispanic church in the United States of America. He was a prolific translator of 800 hymns and choral songs. He used some pseudonyms as G. Paul S.… Go to person page >

Author: Purd E. Deitz

Born: Oc­to­ber 22, 1897, York, Penn­syl­van­ia. Died: After 1968. Son of Har­ry Will­iam and Ada Ger­trude Gil­bert Dietz, Purd sang as a boy in the choir at St. James Epis­co­pal Church in York, and lat­er in York’s St. James Epis­co­pal Church. At col­lege, he be­longed to both the col­lege choir and glee club. He was ed­u­cat­ed at Ur­sin­us Col­lege, Col­lege­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia (AB 1918, DD 1937); Cen­tral The­o­lo­gi­cal Sem­in­ary, Day­ton, Ohio; and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Edin­burgh (a year of grad­u­ate study around 1940). Ordained in 1921, Dietz mar­ried Thisbe Eliz­a­beth Schultz that same year. He served at the Fourth Re­formed Church in Day­ton, Ohio, for four years, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Oh Cristo, tu obra continuar queremos
Author: Purd E. Deitz (1935)
Translator: George P. Simmonds
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Trad. © 1964 The Rodeheaver Co. (div. de Word, Inc.); melodía usada con permiso de Breitkopf & Härtel; arreg. © 1933, ren. 196 The Presbyterian Board of Christian Education

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In 1899 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (b. Hameenlina, Tavastehus, Finland, 1865; Jarvenpaa, near Helsingfors, Finland, 1957) wrote a musical score for six historical tableaux in a pageant that celebrated and supported the Finnish press against Russian oppression. In 1900 Sibelius revised the music…

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