The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs


T£ Has Venido a la Orilla / Lord, You Have C

1. You have come up to the lakeshore,
    Looking neither for wise nor wealthy. 
    You only wanted that I should follow.

    O Lord, with Your eyes You have searched me,
    And, while smiling, have called out my name.
    Now my boat's left on the shoreline behind me,
    Now with You I will seek other seas.

2.  You know that I own so little,
    In my boat there's no money nor weapons,
    You'll only find there my nets and labor.

3.  You need the caring of my hands.
    Through my tiredness, may others find resting.
    You need a love that just goes on loving.

4.  You, who have fished other oceans,
    Ever longed for by souls that are waiting,
    My dear and good friend, as thus You call me.

1.  Tú has venido a la orilla,
    No has buscado ni a sabios ni a ricos,
    Tan sólo quieres que yo te siga.

    Señor, me has mirado a los ojos
    y sonriendo has dicho mi nombre;
    en la arena he dejado mi barca;
    junto a ti buscaré otro mar.

2.  Tú sabes bien lo que tengo:
    En mi barca no hay oro ni espadas,
    Tan sólo redes y mi trabajo.

3.  Tu necesitas mis manos,
    Mi cansancio que a otros descanse,
    Amor que quiera seguir amando.

4.  Tu pescador de otros mares,
    Ansia eterna de almas que esperan,
    Amigo bueno, que asi me llamas.

WORDS: Cesareo Gabarain, 1979
MUSIC: Trans. Gertrude Suppe, George Lockwood, and Raquel Achon, 1988; alt.Cesareo Gabarain Harm. Skinner Chavez-Melo
Scripture: Matthew 4:18-22 Mark 1:16-20 Luke 5:1-11
Theme: Life in Christ