Most of my Christian life has been spent in Brazil. I was baptized 10 Jan. 1971, some 39 years ago, and we’ve been in Brazil 25. Although English is my native tongue and spoken during my formative years, we’ve sung songs in Portuguese so much that they’ve become warp and woof of my spiritual life.
With that preface, ONE of my favorites is the Portuguese translation of “More About Jesus.” We had only two stanzas of it in Portuguese. So for the hymnal I published, I wrote a third stanza, here translated literally, with no rhyme:
More about Jesus will I speak,
I will proclaim His Cross,
His inner pardon,
His superior power.
Maybe I’ll get around some day to doing a loose translation into English that will rhyme and fit the music.