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Del mas lejano oriente

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1 Del más lejano oriente
a la región andina,
de tierras caribeñas
al más helado mar,
del evangelio santo
la dulce voz resuene;
de paz y gozo llene
las almas sin cesar.

2 Las sombras disipando
de todos los errores,
esparza sus fulgores
cual esplendente luz;
anuncie a las gentes
que borra su pecado
el que menospreciado
murió sobre la cruz.

3 Llevad el evangelio
por campos y ciudades;
de Cristo las bondades
al pueblo predicad.
A todos anunciemos
de gozo y pas las nuevas;
de celo dando pruebas
de amor a la verdad. Amén.

Source: El Himnario Presbiteriano #316

Author: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars

Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars was born in Benisa, Spain, April 23, 1837. He attended seminary in Valencia, studying Hebrew and Greek, and was ordained as a priest. He fled to Gibraltar in 1863 due to religious persecution where he abandoned Catholicism. He worked as a teacher and as a translator. One of the works he translated was E.H. Brown's work on the thirty-nine articles of the Anglican Church, which was his introduction to Protestantism. He was a leader of a Spanish Reformed Church in Gibraltar. He continued as a leader in this church when he returned to Spain after the government of Isabel II fell, but continued to face legal difficulties. He then organized the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church and was consecrated as bishop in 1894. He… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Del mas lejano oriente
Author: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars
Meter: 7.7.7.6 D
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

TEMIXCO (Pascoe)


MISSIONARY HYMN (Mason)


WEBB

George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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El Himnario #316

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