Un amigo hay más que hermano

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1 Un amigo hay más que hermano:
Cristo el Señor;
Él llevó en su cuerpo humnao
Nuestro dolor.
Este amigo moribundo,
Padeciendo por el mundo,
Demostró su amor profundo:
¡Dadle loor!

2 Vino a darnos vida eterna
Cristo el Señor;
Todo aquel que quiera, venga
Al Redentor;
En nosotros Él derrama
Gracia santa, pues nos ama,
y a su lado a todos llama:
¡Dadle loor!

3 Hoy, ayer y por los siglos
Cristo el Señor
Es el mismo fiel amigo:
Ven, pecador.
Es maná en el desierto,
Nuestro guía, nuestro puerto;
Es su amor profundo y cierto:
¡Dadle loor!



Source: Culto Cristiano #278

Author: Marianne Nunn

Nunn, Marianne, was born May 17, 1778, and died unmarried, in 1847. She published The Benevolent Merchant, and wrote a few hymns, including the following:— One there is above all others, O how He loves. [The love of Jesus.] This was written to adapt John Newton's hymn “One there is above all others, Well deserves the name of friend," to the Welsh air, Ar hy-d y nos, and consisted of one stanza of 5 lines, with the refrain "Oh how He loves!" at the end of lines 1, 2 and 5, and the remaining 3 stanzas in 5 lines without the refrain, it being understood that the refrain was to be repeated. (Original text in Lyra Britanica, 1867, p. 449.) It was first published in her brother's, the Rev. John Munn's Psalms & Hymns, 1817. It has undergone… 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: Un amigo hay más que hermano
English Title: One there is above all others
Author: Marianne Nunn
Translator: Anonymous
Meter: 8.4.8.4.8.8.8.4
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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