El firmamento de esplendor

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1 El firmamento de splendor,
do estrellas lucen su fulgor,
El sol y luna con placer,
de dios proclaman el poder.
El alba con su claridad
de él anuncia majestad;
Sus himnos toda la creación
eleva a Dios con profusión.

2 El sol cual novio celestial,
que deja el tálamo nupcial,
Prosigue su celeste andar,
loando a Dios con su brillar.
Y en la quietud reverencial
de la familia sideral
El universo en devoción
a Dios tributa bendición.

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #35

Translator: José Pesina G.

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Translator: Maurillo López Lázaro

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Author: Joseph Addison

Addison, Joseph, born at Milston, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, May 1, 1672, was the son of the Rev. Lancelot Addison, sometime Dean of Lichfield, and author of Devotional Poems, &c, 1699. Addison was educated at the Charterhouse, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1691 and M.A. 1693. Although intended for the Church, he gave himself to the study of law and politics, and soon attained, through powerful influence, to some important posts. He was successively a Commissioner of Appeals, an Under Secretary of State, Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Chief Secretary for Ireland. He married, in 1716, the Dowager Countess of Warwick, and died at Holland House, Kensington, June 17, 1719. Addison is most widely known through… Go to person page >

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First Line: El firmamento de esplendor
English Title: The spacious firmament on high
Author: Joseph Addison (1712)
Translator: José Pesina G.
Translator: Maurillo López Lázaro
Meter: D
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



The tune CREATION is taken from the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from the well known oratorio The Creation (1798) by Franz Joseph Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1732; d. Vienna, Austria, 1809). Haydn's life was relatively uneventful, but his artistic legacy was truly astounding. He began his mus…

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