Por la excelsa majestad

Author: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint

In the spring of 1863, Folliott S. Pierpoint (b. Bath, Somerset, England, 1835; d. Newport, Monmouthshire, England, 1917) sat on a hilltop outside his native city of Bath, England, admiring the country view and the winding Avon River. Inspired by the view to think about God's gifts in creation and in the church, Pierpont wrote this text. Pierpont was educated at Queen's College, Cambridge, England, and periodically taught classics at Somersetshire College. But because he had received an inheritance, he did not need a regular teaching position and could afford the leisure of personal study and writing. His three volumes of poetry were collected in 1878; he contributed hymns to The Hymnal Noted (1852) and Lyra Eucharistica (1864). "For the Be… Go to person page >

Translator: Federico Pagura

Federico José Pagura was an Argentine Methodist bishop and author and translator of hymns. Leland Bryant Ross Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Por la excelsa majestad De los cielos, tierra y mar
Title: Por la excelsa majestad
English Title: For the beauty of the earth
Author: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint
Translator: Federico Pagura
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: te ofrecemos oh Señor
Copyright: Tr. © 1962, Federico J. Pagura

Tune

DIX (Kocher)

An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872). Trained as a teacher, Kocher moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him t…

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