Cuán firme cimiento se ha dado a la fe

Representative Text

1 ¡Cuán firme cimiento se ha dada a la fe,
De Dios en su eterna palabra de amor!
¿Qué más él pudiera en su libro añadir,
Si todo a sus hijos lo ha dicho el Señor?

2 "No temas por nada, contigo Yo soy;
Tu Dios Yo soy solo, tu ayuda seré;
Tu fuerza y firmeza en mi diestra estarán,
Y en ella sostén y poder te daré.

3 "La llama no puede dañarte jamás,
Si en medio del fuego te ordeno pasar;
El oro de tu alma más puro será,
Pues sólo la escoria se habrá de quemar.

4 "No habrán de anegarte las ondas del mar,
Si en aguas profundas te ordeno pasar;
Pues siempre contigo seré en angustia estaré,
Y todas tus penas podré reducir.

5 "Al alma que anhele la paz que hay en mí,
Jamás en sus luchas la habré de dejar;
Si todo el infierno la quiere perder,
¡Yo nunca, no, nunca, la puedo olvidar!"

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #272

Translator: Vicente Mendoza

Vicente Mendoza Born: De­cem­ber 24, 1875, Guad­a­la­ja­ra, Mex­i­co. Died: 1955, Mex­i­co Ci­ty, Mex­i­co. Mendoza stu­died in­i­tial­ly un­der Don Au­re­lio Or­te­ga. At age of 11 he went to work in a Pro­test­ant print shop in Mex­i­co Ci­ty and helped pro­duce El Evan­gel­is­ta Mex­i­ca­no (The Mex­i­can Evan­gel­ist) for the Meth­od­ist Church of the South; he rose to be­come its di­rect­or for 17 years. Look­ing to im­prove him­self, Men­do­za en­tered a night school for work­ers, but lat­er feel­ing the call to preach the Gos­pel, he en­tered the Pres­by­ter­i­an Sem­in­a­ry in Mex­i­co Ci­ty. When the sem­in­a­ry closed temp­o­rar­i­ly, Men­do­za en­tered the… Go to person page >

Author: K

In John Rippon's A Selection of Hymns (1787, plus numerous subsequent editions), "How Firm a Foundation" (no. 128) is attributed simply to "K—". Two other hymns in the collection bear the same mark, "In songs of sublime adoration and praise," and "The Bible is justly esteemed." The author of the hymn has never been definitively identified, but the most common candidates are listed below. I. Robert Keen(e) The most likely possibility is Robert Keene, who served as precentor at Rippon's church. The evidence for connecting K with Keene comes (1) from his close acquaintance with Rippon, (2) Rippon's tune book, and (3) the testimony (of sorts) of Thomas Walker. After Rippon started publishing a tune book, A Selection of Psalm and Hymn T… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cuán firme cimiento se ha dado a la fe
English Title: How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord
Translator: Vicente Mendoza
Author: K
Meter: 11.11.11.11.11
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

FOUNDATION (American)

The anonymous tune FOUNDATION first appeared in Joseph Funk's A Compilation of Genuine Church Music (1832) as a setting for this text (there it was called PROTECTION). The tune was also published with the text in Southern Harmony and Sacred Harp. The ancestors of Joseph Funk (b. Lancaster County, PA…

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Cáliz de Bendiciones #256

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Celebremos Su Gloria #272

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El Himnario #224

El Himnario Presbiteriano #224

Himnos de Vida y Luz #76

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Mil Voces para Celebrar #256

Praise y Adoración #287b

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