Dulce oración

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1 Dulce oración, dulce oración,
de toda influencia mundanal
Elevas tú mi corazón,
al tierno Padre celestial.
¡Oh, cuántas veces tuve en ti
auxilio en ruda tentación,
Y cuántos bienes recibí,
mediante ti, dulce oración!

2 Dulce oración, dulce oración,
al trono excelso de bondad
Tú llevarás mi petición
a Dios que escucha con piedad.
Por fe espero recibir
la gran divina bendición,
Y siempre a mi Señor servir
por tu virtud, dulce oración.

3 Dulce oración, dulce oración,
que aliento y gozo al alma das,
En esta tierra de aflicción
consuelo siempre me serás.
Hasta el momento en que veré
a Cristo en célica mansión,
Entonces me despediré
feliz, de ti, dulce oración.

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #493

Author: William Walford

William W. Walford, a blind preacher of England, is the author of the hymn beginning "Sweet hour of prayer." This hymn first appeared in print in the New York Observer September 13, 1845. The contributor who furnished the hymn says: "During my residence at Coleshill, Warwickshire, England, I became acquainted with W. W. Walford, the blind preacher, a man of obscure birth and connections and no education, but of strong mind and most retentive memory. In the pulpit he never failed to select a lesson well adapted to his subject, giving chapter and verse with unerring precision, and scarcely ever misplacing a word in his repetition of the Psalms, every part of the New Testament, the prophecies, and some of the histories, so as to have the r… Go to person page >

Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera

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: Dulce oración, dulce oración
Title: Dulce oración
English Title: Sweet Hour of Prayer
Author: William Walford
Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera
Meter: D
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



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Cáliz de Bendiciones #248

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Celebremos Su Gloria #493

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Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #376

Himnos de la Iglesia #376

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Mil Voces para Celebrar #248

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