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A media noche resonó, Glorioso y sin igual

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1 A media noche resonó
Glorioso y sin igual
Un canto angélico de amor,
Sublime y divinal;
Brillante luz resplandeció
En densa oscuridad,
Y a los pastores anunció
La voz angelical.

2 "Alzad la vista sin temor,
Mortales por doquier;
Mensaje de gran gozo os doy,
Que es para todo ser:
Os ha nacido hoy en Belén,
El pueblo de David,
Un Salvador y Redentor
Que es Cristo el adalid."

3 Mensaje grato proclamó
Celeste multitud,
Que por los campos resonó
Con gozo y gran virtud:
"¡En las alturas gloria a Dios,
Y al mundo salvación,
Al hombre buena voluntad,
Paz, gozo y bendición!"

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13598

Author: Edmund H. Sears

Edmund Hamilton Sears was born in Berkshire [County], Massachusetts, in 1810; graduated at Union College, Schenectady, in 1834, and at the Theological School of Harvard University, in 1837. He became pastor of the Unitarian Society in Wayland, Mass., in 1838; removed to Lancaster in 1840; but on account of ill health was obliged to retire from the active duties of the ministry in 1847; since then, residing in Wayland, he devoted himself to literature. He has published several works. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Translator (st. 1): José L Santiago Cabrera

(no biographical information available about José L Santiago Cabrera.) Go to person page >

Translator (sts. 2-3): Arnfeld C. Morck

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Text Information

First Line: A media noche resonó, Glorioso y sin igual
English Title: It came upon the midnight clear
Author: Edmund H. Sears
Translator (st. 1): José L Santiago Cabrera
Translator (sts. 2-3): Arnfeld C. Morck
Meter: D
Language: Spanish



The Cyber Hymnal #13598
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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13598

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