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Despertad! A todos llama

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1 ¡Despertad! A todos llama
Del guarda fiel la gran proclama:
¡Despierta, pueblo de David!
Ya la media noche suena,
Venid a la celeste cena;
Prudentes virgenes, salid.
Al regio esposo ved,
La lámpara encended.
Presto acudid al adalid;
Con júbilo a sus bodas id.

2 Escuchando el dulce canto,
Jerusalén con gozo santo
Despierta, alegre, pronta está.
El esposo que desciende
Del cielo, los espacios hiende,
Su blanca aurora brilla ya.
¡Bendito Salvador!
Clamemos con fervor
El hosanna.
Luz celestial, guía al mortal
A aquella fiesta triunfal.

3 ¡Gloria a Él! cantad, querubes
Por sobre las más altas nubes
Con arpas de sonora voz.
¡Doce perlas los portales
De las moradas celestiales
Que al fiel creyente abiertos son!
Jamás se contempló,
Ni oído humano oyó
Tanto gozo.
A disfrutar id y a cantar
El aleluya sin cesar.

Source: Culto Cristiano #4

Author: Philipp Nicolai

Philipp Nicolai (b. Mengeringhausen, Waldeck, Germany, 1556; d. Hamburg, Germany, 1608) lived an eventful life–he fled from the Spanish army, sparred with Roman Catholic and Calvinist opponents, and ministered to plague-stricken congregations. Educated at Wittenberg University, he was ordained a Lutheran pastor in 1583 in the city of Herdecke. However, he was soon at odds with the Roman Catholic town council, and when Spanish troops arrived to reestablish Roman dominance, Nicolai fled. In 1588 he became chief pastor at Altwildungen and court preacher to Countess Argaretha of Waldeck. During that time Nicolai battled with Calvinists, who disagreed with him about the theology of the real presence of Christ in the Lord's Supper. These doctri… Go to person page >

Translator: Federico Fliednerr

[Friedrich Ludwig Fliedner, Fritz Fliedner] Born: June 10, 1845, Kaiserswerth, Düsseldorf, Germany. Died: April 25, 1901, Madrid, Spain, of typhus. Buried: Civil cemetery, Madrid, Spain. Son of Theodor Fliedner, founder of the Kaiserswerth Deaconess Institute, Federico was educated at the Gymnasium in Gütersloh, studied theology at Halle (1864-46) and earned his PhD at Tübingen (1867). He served as a nurse in the Austro-Prussian war of 1866, and taught school for a year in rural Hilden. After ordination in 1870, he left Germany to be a missionary to Spain, settling in Madrid and becoming a chaplain at the German embassy. He learned Spanish, attended a Spanish high school, and studied medicine at the Universidad Central. Fliedn… Go to person page >

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First Line: Despertad! A todos llama
German Title: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Author: Philipp Nicolai
Translator: Federico Fliednerr (adapt.)
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain


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