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Junto al Jordán

Representative Text

1 Junto al Jordán se oye el clamor
de Juan Bautista, el precursor.
Anuncia que ya viene aquél
que habrá de ser nuestro Emanuel.

2 Recto ha de ser el proceder
del pueblo que aspira a ser
del templo de su habitación
y objecto de su redención.

3 Cual nuestra sola redención
te acoje nuestro corazón,
pues sin tu gracia, oh Salvador,
fallece cual marchita flor.

4 Rescátanos ya del sufrir;
no nos permitas sucumbir.
Y que tu esplendorosa faz
al mundo alumbre y traga paz.

5 Jesús que viene con virtud
y cuyo adviento trae salud,
el Padre y el Consolador
reciban gloria, prez y honor.

Source: El Himnario Presbiteriano #59

Translator: Dimas Planas-Belfort

(no biographical information available about Dimas Planas-Belfort.) Go to person page >

Author: Charles Coffin

Coffin, Charles, born at Buzaney (Ardennes) in 1676, died 1749, was principal of the college at Beauvais, 1712 (succeeding the historian Rollin), and rector of the University of Paris, 1718. He published in 1727 some, of his Latin poems, for which he was already noted, and in 1736 the bulk of his hymns appeared in the Paris Breviary of that year. In the same year he published them as Hymni Sacri Auctore Carolo Coffin, and in 1755 a complete ed. of his Works was issued in 2 vols. To his Hymni Sacri is prefixed an interesting preface. The whole plan of his hymns, and of the Paris Breviary which he so largely influenced, comes out in his words. "In his porro scribendis Hymnis non tam poetico indulgendunv spiritui, quam nitoro et pietate co… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Junto al Jordán se oye el clamor
Title: Junto al Jordán
Latin Title: Jordanis oras praevia
Author: Charles Coffin (1736)
Translator: Dimas Planas-Belfort
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Trad. © 1989 Editorial Avance Luterano



PUER NOBIS is a melody from a fifteenth-century manuscript from Trier. However, the tune probably dates from an earlier time and may even have folk roots. PUER NOBIS was altered in Spangenberg's Christliches GesangbUchlein (1568), in Petri's famous Piae Cantiones (1582), and again in Praetorius's (P…

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Cáliz de Bendiciones #85

El Himnario #59


El Himnario Presbiteriano #59

Mil Voces para Celebrar #85

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