Santa Biblia, para mí

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1 Santa Biblia, para mí
eres un tesoro aquí;
Tú contienes con verdad
la divina voluntad;
Tú me dices lo que soy,
de quién vine y a quién voy.

2 Tú reprendes mi dudar;
tú me exhortas sin cesar;
Eres faro que a mi pie,
va guiando por la fe
A las fuentes del amor
del bendito Salvador.

3 Eres infalible voz
del Espíritu de Dios,
Que vigor al alma da
cuando en aflicción está;
Tú me enseñas a triunfar
de la muerte y el pecar.

4 Por tu santa letra sé
que con Cristo reinaré;
Yo que tan indigno soy,
por tu luz al cielo voy;
¡Santa Biblia! para mí
eres un tesoro aquí.

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #270

Author: John Burton

Burton, John, born 1773, in Nottingham, where he resided until 1813, when he removed to Leicester, at which town he died in 1822. He was a Baptist, a very earnest Sunday School teacher, and one of the compilers of the Nottingham Sunday School Union Hymn Book, 1812. This book reached the 20th edition in 1861. The 1st edition contains 43 hymns which have his signature. He is known almost exclusively by one hymn, "Holy Bible, book divine" (q.v.). He was also author of The Youth's Monitor, and other similar productions for the young. Robert Hall wrote a recommendatory preface to one of his works. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M. A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Translator: Pedro Castro

Pedro Castro Iriarte was converted to Christianity while he was a young man working for a printing company in Madrid. He then served as a pastor, organizing churches in Valladolid and Madrid. He was also a prolific writer of prose, poetry, and children's stories. He also translated many hymns. Dianne Shapiro from Celebremos su Gloria (Colombia/Illinois: Libros Alianza/Celebration), 1992 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Santa Biblia para mi
Title: Santa Biblia, para mí
English Title: Holy Bible, book divine
Author: John Burton
Translator: Pedro Castro
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Celebremos Su Gloria #270

Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #208

Himnos de la Iglesia #166

Praise y Adoración #273b


The Cyber Hymnal #13844

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