"Se Quedó Conmigo" by Jesús Adrián Romero (Mexico)


image from official music video

An interviewee of DiverseChurchMusic.com informed me of this longtime-veteran minister and music-maker of Mexico, named Jesús Adrián Romero. He is an author, singer, composer, and pastor, and he also is the founder and current president of Vástago Producciones. The most popular song off of his most recent album is "Se Quedó Conmigo."


The song is in 3/4 or 6/8 time and the chord progression is easy to learn. However, I would not recommend this song for congregational singing (unless most of the congregation is well-versed in Spanish). In my opinion, for most multicultural congregations, this song would work well as an offertory or "special music."


Se quedó conmigo en el fracaso

En mi oscuridad y mis momentos bajos

Y a pesar de conocerme tal cual soy

Se quedó


Se quedó conmigo y sin reproche

Él me acompañó cuando perdí mi norte

Y a pesar de conocerme tal cual soy

Se quedó


Y sigue aquí

Porque dijo que estaría conmigo hasta el final

Porque prometió la obra terminar

Él sigue aquí


No me dejará cuando en mi fe se meta el sol

Cuando tropiece y piense que no hay solución

Él me guiará con la paciencia de su amor

Él sigue aquí


Aunque a veces dudo y retrocedo

Aunque a veces pienso que no puedo

Él sigue aquí


Se quedó conmigo en el ocaso

En la oscuridad que me desvió los pasos

Y a pesar de conocerme tal cual soy,

Se quedó


Se quedó conmigo y fue paciente

Y me levantó cuando bajé mi frente

Y a pesar de conocerme tal cual soy,

Se quedó


English translation:


He stayed with me in failure

In my darkness and my low moments

And despite knowing me as I am

He stayed


He stayed with me and without reproach

He accompanied me when I lost my way

And despite knowing me as I am

He stayed


And he's still here

'Cause he said that he would be with me until the end

Because he promised the work to finish

He is still here


He won't leave me when the sun goes down, in my faith

When I stumble and think there is no solution

He will guide me with the patience of his love

He is still here


Though sometimes I hesitate and back down

Although sometimes I think that I can not

He is still here


He stayed with me in the twilight

In the darkness that diverted my steps

And despite knowing me as I am,

He stayed


He stayed with me and was patient

And he lifted me up when I lowered my face

And despite knowing me as I am,

He stayed

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