61. No Mortal Tongue

(Eng. 473, Span. 196, Port. 214)


1. No mortal tongue can e’er describe

The freedom of the soul,

When passed beyond all earthly bribe

To God’s complete control.

All things are his, yes, life, and death,

Things present or to come;

In Christ he draws in peace each breath,

In Christ he finds his home.


2. When such as we the King can choose,

To share with Him His throne,

’Tis passing strange that we refuse

To be our Lord’s alone.

O never speak of sacrifice!

A privilege untold

Is to be His at. any price,

In Calv’ry’s hosts enrolled.


3. Arise! they holy bargain strike -

The fragment for the whole -

All men and all events alike

Must serve the ransomed soul.

All things are yours when you are His,

And He and you are one;

A boundless life in Him there is,

Whence doubt and fear are gone.


NINGÚN MORTAL PODRÁ

1. Ningún mortal podrá narrar

La libertad de aquel

Que vence el cebo terrenal

Y a Dios se entrega fiel;

Todas las cosas son de él,

Presente o por venir;

Es Cristo su perfecta paz,

Y Cristo es su fin.


2. Ya que podemos escoger

Regir con nuestro Rey,

Sería extraño rehusar

Ser sólo para El.

De sacrificios, ni hablar;

Es gozo sin igual

A todo costo componer

La armada celestial.


3. ¡Qué ganga tu parte entregar

Por la totalidad!

Todo hombre y todo evento así

Al fiel le servirán.

Lo Suyo, todo tuyo es,

Si tú a El te das;

Vida abundante hallarás,

Y un reino que vendrá.