Hijos del celeste Rey

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1 Hijos del celeste rey,
Dulces cánticos alzad;
Al pastor de nuestra grey
Alabanzas entonad.

2 Sólo del benigno Dios
Viene la felicidad;
Seguiremos de Él en pos,
Mostrarános su bondad.

3 En su templo se hallan paz,
Gracia, júbilo y salud,
Que a las almas dan solaz
Y disipan la inquietud.

4 Es Jesús el sumo bien;
Siempre en su favor confiad;
Preparónos en su Edén
Eternal felicidad.

5 Vuestros cantos, pues, alzad
A su trono con fervor,
Y homenaje tributad
A la gloria del Señor.


Source: Culto Cristiano #166

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 >

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hijos del celeste Rey
English Title: Children of the heavenly king
Author: John Cennick
Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



From Blumenthal's piano piece "Les Deux Anges," Opus 8, adapted as a hymn tune by Frederic W. Root.

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