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Oh Cristo, te adoro

Author: William R. Featherston

William Ralph Featherston(e) Canada 1846-1873. Born at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church there. He became a Christian at age 16 while in Toronto, and is thought to have written his famous hymn about the same time. He sent the poem to his aunt, Ms. E. Featherston Wilson and she gave it to a publisher. Adoniram. J Gordon, an evangelist, founder of Gordon College & Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, found the hymn in a 1870 London hymnal and was impressed with the words, but did not like the tune, so he composed the melody that has been used with the hymn ever since. Featherstone is thought to have married Julie R MacAlister in 1869 and that they had a son, John, in 1870. Featherstone died in Montreal a… Go to person page >

Translator: Edgar L. Maxwell

(no biographical information available about Edgar L. Maxwell.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Oh Cristo, te adoro, te acepto por fe
Title: Oh Cristo, te adoro
English Title: My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine
Translator: Edgar L. Maxwell
Author: William R. Featherston
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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GORDON (Gordon)

In 1870 Featherstone's text came to the attention of Adoniram J. Gordon (b. New Hampton, NH, 1836; d. Boston, MA, 1895), an evangelical preacher who was compiling a new Baptist hymnal. Because he was unhappy with the existing melody for this text, Gordon composed this tune; as he wrote, "in a moment…

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