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Al trono majestuoso

Representative Text

1 Al trono majestuoso
Del Dios de potestad,
Humildes vuestra frente,
Naciones inclinad.
Él es el ser supremo,
De todo es el Señor,
Y nada al fin resiste
A Dios el Hacedor.

2 Del polvo de la tierra
Su mano nos formó,
Y nos donó la vida
Su Aliento Creador;
Después, al vernos ciegos,
Caídos en error,
Cual padre al hijo amado
Salud nos proveyó.

3 La gratitud sincera
Nos dictará el cantar,
Y en tiernos, dulces sones
Al cielo subirá;
Con los celestes himnos
Cantados a Jehová,
La armónica alabanza
Doquier resonará.

4 Señor, a tu Palabra
Sujeto el mundo estea,
Y del mortal perecen
La astucia y la maldad;
Después de haber cesado
Los siglos de correr,
Tu amor, verdad y gloria
Han de permanecer.

Source: Culto Cristiano #194

Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera

Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars was born in Benisa, Spain, April 23, 1837. He attended seminary in Valencia, studying Hebrew and Greek, and was ordained as a priest. He fled to Gibraltar in 1863 due to religious persecution where he abandoned Catholicism. He worked as a teacher and as a translator. One of the works he translated was E.H. Brown's work on the thirty-nine articles of the Anglican Church, which was his introduction to Protestantism. He was a leader of a Spanish Reformed Church in Gibraltar. He continued as a leader in this church when he returned to Spain after the government of Isabel II fell, but continued to face legal difficulties. He then organized the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church and was consecrated as bishop in 1894. He… Go to person page >

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Al trono majestuoso del Dios omnipotente
Title: Al trono majestuoso
English Title: Before Jehovah's Mighty Throne
Author: Isaac Watts
Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

AURELIA

Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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LANCASHIRE

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed the tune in 1835 for use at a missions festival at Blackburn, Lancashire, England. For that festival, which celebrated the three-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in England, the tune was set to Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) “From Greenland's Icy Mountains.”…

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RAMOTH (Calkin)


Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #13608
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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Celebremos Su Gloria #48

Himnos de la Iglesia #12

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #13608

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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