Aquel rosal lejano

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1 Aquel rosal lejano
Al fin la rosa dio,
Que un amoroso arcano
Al hombre prometió.
Venid a ver, venid,
La flor del soberano
Linaje de David.

2 Con júbilo el pasado
Predijo el sin igual
Portento, al hombre dado
Por madre virginal.
Cantemos hoy también
Al niño deseado,
Sonrisa de Belén.

3 Gentil botón que asoma
Tan lisonjero ya,
Abierto, ¡cuánto aroma
Al mundo exhalará!
¡Oh buen Jesús, en Ti
Qué olor de vida toma
La humanidad feliz!

Source: Culto Cristiano #13

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: Aquel rosal lejano
German Title: Es ist en Ros entsprungen
Translator: Federico Fliedner
Source: German hymn, 16th c.
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain


ES IST EIN ROS (5556553)

First published with the text in the Cologne Gesangbuch of 1599 (see above), ES IST EIN ROS is a rounded bar form tune (AABA). The tune has characteristics of a Renaissance madrigal; it invites performance by an unaccompanied choir so that all the fine part writing and subtle rhythms can be clearly…

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