De heladas cordilleras

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1 De heladas cordilleras,
De playas de coral,
De etiópicas riberas
Del mar meridional,
Naciones sumergidas
En densa oscuridad,
Nos llaman, afligidas,
A darles libertad.

2 Nosotros, alumbrados
De celestial saber,
¿A tantos desdichados
Dejamos perecer?
A las naciones demos
De Dios la salvación;
Ol nombre proclamemos
Que obró la redención.

2 Llevada por los vientos
La historia de la cruz,
Despierte sentimientos
De amor al buen Jesús,
Prepare corazones,
Enseñe su verdad
En todas las naciones
Según su voluntad.

Amén.



Source: Culto Cristiano #146

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

(no biographical information available about Thomas M. Westrup.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: De heladas cordilleras
English Title: From Greenland's icy mountains
Author: Reginald Heber
Translator: Thomas M. Westrup
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: Spanish

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