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Astro más bello

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1 Astro más bello del gran firmamento;
suave, argentina, derramas tu luz.
Haznos visible el lejano horizonte
para llegar hasta el niño Jesús.

2 Vedlo dormido, por cuna un pesebre;
quiso entre pobres, humilde nacer.
Angeles ven en aquel tierno niño
al que dispone de todo poder.

3 No le traeremos obsequio costoso,
ni las aromas de allende la mar:
mirra, ni incienso, nioro precioso
con que el amor le podamos mostrar.

4 Vanos serán todos esos presentes;
dones no pueden su gracia alcanzar.
Muévenle, cuantos elevan fervientes
preces sinceras que puede aceptar.



Source: El Himnario Presbiteriano #112

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 >

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Astro más bello del gran firmamente
Title: Astro más bello
Author: Reginald Heber
Translator: Thomas M. Westrup
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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