Bellas tus moradas son

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1 Bellas tus moradas son
En el cielo de esplendor,
¡Cuán amables son aquí
En el mundo del dolor!
Mi alma suspirando está
Por tus atrios, Dios de amor:
Siempre ansío allí vivir
Y servirte con fervor.

2 ¡Cuán felices son, Señor,
Los que acuden a tu altar!
Gozan de tu comunión,
De tu paz y amor sin par;
Cual paloma, cuyo pie
No encontró do reposar,
Vuelven y hallan siempre allí
Grato abrigo y bienestar.

3 Cual ofrenda en suave olor
Sube al cielo su canción;
Tú derramas desde allí,
En torrentes, bendición;
Pan al alma hambrienta das;
Al sediento, en su aflicción,
De la vida el manantial,
De tu amor precioso don.

Source: Culto Cristiano #288

Author: Henry Francis Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Bellas tus moradas son
English Title: Pleasant are Thy courts above
Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Translator: Anonymous
Meter: D
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

El Himnario #363

El Himnario Presbiteriano #363

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