Sed puros y santos

Representative Text

1 Sed puros y santos, mirad al Señor;
Permaneced fieles siempre en oración;
Leed la Palabra del buen Salvador;
Socorred al débil, mostrad compasión.

2 Sed puros y santos, andad en la luz;
Orad en secreto, respuesta vendrá;
Su Espíritu Santo revela a Jesús,
Y su semejanza en nosotros pondrá.

3 Sed puros y santos, Jesús nos guiará;
Seguid su camino, en él confiad;
En paz o en pena, la calma dará
Quien nos ha salvado de nuestra maldad.

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #417

Author: W. D. Longstaff

William Dunn Longstaff United Kingdom 1822-1894. Born at Sunderland, Durham, England, the son of a wealthy ship owner, he was a person of independent financial means. Although Longstaff had everything he desired, he still had an empty feeling in his life, and attended church one day and was inspired by words of a China missionary, Griffith John, on furlough to England, preaching at a service in Keswick, England, citing I Peter 1:16, “Be ye holy, for I am holy”. That resulted in him giving his heart to the Lord and beginning a Christian life, dedicated to God. He became a generous philanthropist and was influential in evangelical circles. Following his friend, Rev Arthur A Rees, a persuasive Welsh preacher, who left the Anglican pr… Go to person page >

Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sed puros y santos
English Title: Take time to be holy
Author: W. D. Longstaff
Translator: Anonymous
Meter: D
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain


HOLINESS (Stebbins)


SLANE is an old Irish folk tune associated with the ballad "With My Love on the Road" in Patrick W. Joyce's Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909). It became a hymn tune when it was arranged by David Evans (PHH 285) and set to the Irish hymn "Be Thou My Vision" published in the Church Hymnary (1927).…

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Celebremos Su Gloria #417

El Himnario Bautista de la Gracia #458

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Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #375

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