Luz da Minha Alma

Author: John Keble

Keble, John, M.A., was born at Fairford, in Gloucestershire, on St. Mark's Day, 1792. His father was Vicar of Coln St. Aldwin's, about three miles distant, but lived at Fairford in a house of his own, where he educated entirely his two sons, John and Thomas, up to the time of their entrance at Oxford. In 1806 John Keble won a Scholarship at Corpus Christi College, and in 1810 a Double First Class, a distinction which up to that time had been gained by no one except Sir Robert Peel. In 1811 he was elected a Fellow of Oriel, a very great honour, especially for a boy under 19 years of age; and in 1811 he won the University Prizes both for the English and Latin Essays. It is somewhat remarkable that amid this brilliantly successful career,… Go to person page >

Translator (sts. 1-2): João Gomes da Rocha

Born in Rio de Janeiro on March 14, 1861, the son of Brazilian parents, he was later adopted by Dr. Robert Reid Kalley and Sarah Poulton, English missionaries to Brazil who founded Igreja Evangélical Fluminense. The Kalley's worked on Salmos e Hinos, the first Brazilian evangelical hymnal. Rocha helped to complete the hymnal. Go to person page >

Translator (sts. 3-5): João Wilson Faustini

b. 1931, Bariri, São Paulo, Brazil. Presbyterian pastor, choir director, organist, singer, composer, translator, arranger and publisher of largest collection of Sacred Music in the Portuguese language. From 1982 to 1996 - Pastor at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) Newark, NJ St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Newark is the oldest Brazilian Presbyterian Church in the USA. Retired on December 31, 1996. After Rev. Faustini was a Minister of Music at Second Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Luz da minha alma és tu, Senhor
Title: Luz da Minha Alma
English Title: Sun of My Soul, Thou Savior Dear
Translator (sts. 3-5): João Wilson Faustini (1970)
Translator (sts. 1-2): João Gomes da Rocha (1898)
Author: John Keble (1820)
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation, stanzas 3-5, 1970 João W. Faustini. Used by permission.