Alma, bendice al Señor, Rey potente de gloria

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1 Alma, bendice al Señor, rey potente de gloria;
De sus mercedes esté viva en ti la memoria.
¡Oh! Despertad,
Arpa y salterio: entonad
Himnos de honor y victoria.

2 Alma, bendice al Señor que a los orbes gobierna,
Y que en sus alas te lleva, cual águila tierna;
El te guardó
Como mejor le agradó,
¿No ves su mano paterna?

3 Alma, bendice al Señor, de tu vida la fuente,
Que te creó, y en salud te sostiene clemente.
Tu defensor
En todo trance y dolor,
Su diestra es omnipotente.

4 Alma, bendice al Señor que prospera tu estado,
Y beneficios sin fin sobre ti ha derramado.
Piensa en que es Él
Rico, amoroso y muy fiel,
Como mil pruebas te ha dado.

5 ¡Alma, bendice al Señor y su amor infinito!
Con todo el pueblo de Dios su alabanza repito.
¡Dios, mi salud,
De todo bien plenitud,
Seas por siempre bendito!

Amén.



Source: Culto Cristiano #195

Author: Joachim Neander

Neander, Joachim, was born at Bremen, in 1650, as the eldest child of the marriage of Johann Joachim Neander and Catharina Knipping, which took place on Sept. 18, 1649, the father being then master of the Third Form in the Paedagogium at Bremen. The family name was originally Neumann (Newman) or Niemann, but the grandfather of the poet had assumed the Greek form of the name, i.e. Neander. After passing through the Paedagogium he entered himself as a student at the Gymnasium illustre (Academic Gymnasium) of Bremen in Oct. 1666. German student life in the 17th century was anything but refined, and Neander seems to have been as riotous and as fond of questionable pleasures as most of his fellows. In July 1670, Theodore Under-Eyck came to Breme… Go to person page >

Translator: Federico Fliedner

[Friedrich Ludwig Fliedner, Fritz Fliedner] Born: June 10, 1845, Kaiserswerth, Düsseldorf, Germany. Died: April 25, 1901, Madrid, Spain, of typhus. Buried: Civil cemetery, Madrid, Spain. Son of Theodor Fliedner, founder of the Kaiserswerth Deaconess Institute, Federico was educated at the Gymnasium in Gütersloh, studied theology at Halle (1864-46) and earned his PhD at Tübingen (1867). He served as a nurse in the Austro-Prussian war of 1866, and taught school for a year in rural Hilden. After ordination in 1870, he left Germany to be a missionary to Spain, settling in Madrid and becoming a chaplain at the German embassy. He learned Spanish, attended a Spanish high school, and studied medicine at the Universidad Central. Fliedn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Alma, bendice al Señor, Rey potente de gloria
German Title: Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren
Author: Joachim Neander
Translator: Federico Fliedner
Meter: 14.14.4.7.8
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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Cáliz de Bendiciones #29

Celebremos Su Gloria #16

Himnos de la Iglesia #463

Mil Voces para Celebrar #29

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