Have Mercy, Lord, on Me

Señor, por tu clemencia (Take pity, Lord, I pray)

Author: Marcelino Montoya; Translator: George Paul Simmonds (1968)
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Marcelino Montoya

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Translator: George Paul Simmonds

At four years, George sang hymns with great devotion and enthusiasm. When he was ten he felt called to be a missionary. He retained his love for the Lord and for music throughout his life. So much so, that after the age of one hundred years old even sang solos in large meetings and on television. He began his work as a missionary, along with his wife, Nessie, in Ecuador. Then explored the Amazon area and across the continent. Collaborated in the compilation of "Hymns of the Christian Life." He also worked with the Bible Societies in several South American countries. He then served as pastor of a Hispanic church in the United States of America. He was a prolific translator of 800 hymns and choral songs. He used some pseudonyms as G. Paul S.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Señor, por tu clemencia (Take pity, Lord, I pray)
Title: Have Mercy, Lord, on Me
Spanish Title: Piedad
Author: Marcelino Montoya
Translator: George Paul Simmonds (1968)
Meter: D
Language: English; Spanish
Refrain First Line: Piedad, piedad (Have mercy, Lord)
Copyright: Text and Music: Translation © 1968 and arrangement © 1964 by George P. Simmonds. Cántiocos Escogidos, owner. All rights reserved. Used by permission.




Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, Parochial Harmony (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune's title is a contraction of St. Bridget, t…

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