Señor Jesús, el día ya se fue

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1 Señor Jesús, la luz de sol se fue,
La noche cierra ya, conmigo sé;
Sn otro amparo, Tú, por compasión,
Al desvalido da consolación.

2 Veloz se vala vida con su afán;
Su gloria, sus ensueños pasarán;
Mudanza y muerte eo en derredor:
Conmigo sé, bendito Salvador.

3 Tu gracia en todo tiempo he menester:
¿Quién otro al tentador podrá vencer?
¿Qué otro amante guía encontraré?
En sombra o sol, Señor, conmigo sé.

4 No temo el mal si Tú conmigo vas;
Al enemigo Tú lo vencerás.
En medio de miseria y de dolor,
Señor Jesús, sé Tú mi auxiliador.

5 Alza tu cruz en mi postrer visión,
Traza la senda que me lleve a Sion;
Tras las tinieblas surge y la luz. . .
Conmigo en vida y muerte sé, Jesús.


Source: Culto Cristiano #318

Translator: Thomas M. Westrup

Thomas Martin Westrup moved with his family from London to Mexico when he was fifteen years old. He translated hundreds of hymns and, along with his son, Enrique, published a three-volume hymnal Incienso Christiano. Dianne Shapiro from Celebremos su Gloria (Colombia/Illinois: Libros Alianza/Celebration), 1992 Go to person page >

Author: Henry Francis Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >



According to some sources, William H. Monk (PHH 332) wrote EVENTIDE for Lyte's text in ten minutes. As the story goes, Monk was attending a hymnal committee meeting for the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern of which he was music editor. Realizing that this text had no tune, Monk sat down at t…

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