Dulces momentos, consoladores

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1 Dulces momentos, consoladores,
Son los que paso junto a la cruz;
Allí sufriendo crueles dolores
Miro al cordero, Cristo Jesús.

2 Veo sus brazos de amor abiertos
Que me convidan a ir a Él;
Y haciendo suyos mis desaciertos,
Por mi sus labios gustan la hiel.

3 De sus heridas la viva fuente
De pura sangre veo manar;
Y salpicando mi impura frente,
La infame culpa logra borrar.

4 Veo su angustia ya terminada,
Hecha la ofrenda de la expiación,
Su noble frente mustia, inclinada,
Y consumada mi redención.

5 ¡Dulces momentos, ricos en dones
De paz y gracia, de vida y luz!
Sólo hay consuelos y bendiciones
Cerca de Cristo, junto a la cruz.

Source: Culto Cristiano #45

Author: James Allen

Allen, James, born at Gayle, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, June 24, 1734, and educated with a view to taking Holy Orders, first with two clergymen at different times, and then for one year at St. John's Coll., Cambridge. Leaving the University in 1752 he became a follower of Benjamin Ingham, the founder of the sect of the Inghamites, but subsequently joined himself to the Sandemanians; and finally built a chapel on his estate at Gayle, and ministered therein to the time of his death; died 31st Oct., 1804. He published a small volume, Christian Songs, containing 17 hymns, and was the editor and a principal contributor to the Kendal Hymn Book, 1757, and Appendix to the 2nd edition, 1761. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Translator: 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 >

Alterer: Walter Shirley

Walter Shirley was born in 1725. He was the friend of Whitefield and Wesley. After preaching with great success in England, he received the living of Loughrea, Ireland, where he continued to exercise his ministry for many years. His last sickness was of a lingering character, and it is related of him that when no longer able to leave his house he used to preach, seated in his chair in his drawing room, to many who gladly assembled to hear. He died in 1786. He published one volume of sermons and two poems. --Annotations of the Hymnal by The Rev. Charles L. Hutchins, M.A. (1872).… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dulces momentos, consoladores
English Title: Sweet the moments, rich in blessing
Alterer: Walter Shirley
Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars
Author: James Allen
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



CONSOLATION was originally set for solo voice to "Alma redemptoris mater" by Samuel Webbe, Sr. (PHH 112), in his Collection of Motetts and Antiphons (1792). Thomas Hastings adapted the tune for use with Moore's text in Spiritual Songs for Social Worship (1831). CONSOLATION is also known as ALMA and…

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