Astro más bello

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1 Astro el más bello en la regia cohorte,
Suave, argentina, miramos tu luz;
Haznos visible el lejano horizonte;
Guíanos al lecho del niño Jesús.

2 Vedlo dormido, por cuna un pesebre;
Quiso entre pobres, humilde nacer;
Ángeles ven en aquel niño endeble,
Al que dispone de todo poder.

3 ¿Qué le traeremos? ¿La mirra más fina?
¿Ricos aromas del último mar?
¿Oro sacado de todas las minas?
¿Cómo la fe en Él podemos mostrar?

4 Vamos serían tan ricos presentes:
Ellos no pueden su gracia alcanzar;
Muévenle aquellos que llevan fervientes
Preces del alma, que puede aceptar.

Source: Culto Cristiano #33

Translator: Thomas M. Westrup

Thomas Martin Westrup moved with his family from London to Mexico when he was fifteen years old. He translated hundreds of hymns and, along with his son, Enrique, published a three-volume hymnal Incienso Christiano. Dianne Shapiro from Celebremos su Gloria (Colombia/Illinois: Libros Alianza/Celebration), 1992 Go to person page >

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Astro el más bello en la regia cohorte
Title: Astro más bello
English Title: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning
Author: Reginald Heber
Translator: Thomas M. Westrup
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain


WESLEY (Mason)

Lowell Mason (b. Medfield, MA, 1792; d. Orange, NJ, 1872) composed WESLEY for Thomas Hastings's (PHH 538) "Hail to the Brightness of Zion's Glad Morning," and the two were published together in Spiritual Songs for Social Worship (1833). The tune name honors the founders of Methodism, John and Charle…

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Praise y Adoración #111b

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