Cuanto soy y cuanto encierro

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1 Cuanto soy y cuanto encierro
Manifiesto es para ti;
Pues tu vista escrutadora,
O Señor, penetra en mí.

2 Si se agita mi conciencia,
Tú percibes su emoción;
Razonar ves a la mente,
Meditar al corazón.

3 Ves mis dudas o esperanzas,
Mi sosiego o mi inquietud,
Mis tristezas o alegrías,
Mi dolencia o mi salud.

4 Y hasta el íntimo deseo
Que en mi pecho se abrigó,
Sin que el labio lo expresara,
En tu oído resonó.

5 ¡Oh gran Dios! si yo contemplo
Tu infinita perfección,
El asombro llena mi alma,
¡Se confunde mi razón!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13662

Author: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars

Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars was born in Benisa, Spain, April 23, 1837. He attended seminary in Valencia, studying Hebrew and Greek, and was ordained as a priest. He fled to Gibraltar in 1863 due to religious persecution where he abandoned Catholicism. He worked as a teacher and as a translator. One of the works he translated was E.H. Brown's work on the thirty-nine articles of the Anglican Church, which was his introduction to Protestantism. He was a leader of a Spanish Reformed Church in Gibraltar. He continued as a leader in this church when he returned to Spain after the government of Isabel II fell, but continued to face legal difficulties. He then organized the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church and was consecrated as bishop in 1894. He… Go to person page >

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First Line: Cuanto soy y cuanto encierro
Author: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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The Cyber Hymnal #13662
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Himnos de la Iglesia #447

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The Cyber Hymnal #13662

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