Con gran gozo y candor

Representative Text

1 Con gran gozo y candor
magos vieron el brillar
de un astro de esplendor,
que su senda iluminó,
hasta el niño Rey, Jesús,
el divino Salvador.

2 Al pesebre los guio
de la estrella el fulgor;
pues querían adorar
y sus dones presentar
a Jesús, el niño Rey,
el divino Salvador.

3 Te queremos ofrecer
nuestras vidas, oh Señor,
cual los magos del ayer
que ofrecieron con fervor
mirra, incienso, oro, amor;
al divino Salvador.

4 Guíanos con puro amor
por tu senda, buen Señor;
de esta vida al cesar,
Tú nos lleves a morar
a tu celestial hogar,
oh, divino Salvador.

Source: El Himnario Presbiteriano #115

Author: W. Chatterton Dix

Most British hymn writers in the nineteenth century were clergymen, but William C. Dix (b. Bristol, England, 1837; d. Cheddar, Somerset, England, 1898) was a notable exception. Trained in the business world, he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, Scotland. Dix published various volumes of his hymns, such as Hymns of Love and Joy (1861) and Altar Songs: Verses on the Holy Eucharist (1867). A number of his texts were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Translator: Evelyn Robert-Olivieri

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Text Information

First Line: Con gran gozo y candor
English Title: As with gladness men of old
Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Translator: Evelyn Robert-Olivieri
Language: Spanish
Copyright: © Evelyn Robert-Olivieri


DIX (Kocher)

An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872). Trained as a teacher, Kocher moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him t…

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El Himnario #115


El Himnario Presbiteriano #115

Praise y Adoración #73b

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