Roca de la eternidad

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1 Roca de la eternidad,
fuiste abierta tú por mí;
Sé mo escondedero fiel;
sólo encuentro paz en ti,
Rico, limpio manantial,
en el cual lavado fui.

2 Aunque sea siempre fiel,
aunque llore sin cesar,
Del pecado no podré
justificación lograr;
Sólo en ti teniendo fe,
deuda tal podré pagar.

3 Mientras haya de vivir,
y al instante de expirar,
Cuando vaya a responder
en tu augusto tribunal,
Sé mi escondedero fiel,
Roca de la eternidad.

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #560

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: Augustus Toplady

Toplady, Augustus Montague, the author of "Rock of Ages," was born at Farnham, Surrey, November 4, 1740. His father was an officer in the British army. His mother was a woman of remarkable piety. He prepared for the university at Westminster School, and subsequently was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. While on a visit in Ireland in his sixteenth year he was awakened and converted at a service held in a barn in Codymain. The text was Ephesians ii. 13: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." The preacher was an illiterate but warm-hearted layman named Morris. Concerning this experience Toplady wrote: "Strange that I, who had so long sat under the means of grace in England, should b… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Roca de la eternidad, Fuiste abierta para mi
Title: Roca de la eternidad
English Title: Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
Author: Augustus Toplady
Translator: Thomas M. Westrup
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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Celebremos Su Gloria #560

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