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Tu Palabra, ¡oh santo Dios!

Representative Text

1 Tu Palabra, ¡oh santo dios!,
Es del cielo el magno don,
Que me enseña con verdad
Tu divina voluntad,
Y me dice lo que soy,
De quien vine y a quien voy.

2 Me reprende mi dudar
Y me exhorta sin cesar;
Es le faro que a mi pie
Va guiando por la fe
A las fuentes del amor
De mi tierno Salvador.

3 Por esta infalible voz
De tu Espíritu, Señor,
Das a mi alma fe y vigor
Cuando me hallo en aflicción,
Y me enseñas a triunfar
Dela muerte y del pecar.

4 Por tu santa letra sé
Que con Cristo reinaré;
Yo que tan indigno soy,
Por tu luz al cielo voy.
Tu Palabra es para mí
Un tesoro grande aquí.



Source: Culto Cristiano #115

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: Tu Palabra, ¡oh santo Dios!
English Title: Holy Bible, book divine
Translator: Pedro Castro
Author: John Burton
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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Cáliz de Bendiciones #312

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