Señor Jesús, eterno rey

Representative Text

1 Señor Jesús, eterno Rey,
las alabanzas de tu grey
acepta hoy, que con fervor
te ofrece en prueba de su amor.

2 Que nuestro culto* al ofrecer,
un pacto nuevo pueda ser
del santo amor que sólo a ti
debiera el alma darte aquí.

3 Y que tus gracia, buen Jesús,
que mi alma llena de tu luz,
jamás nos llegue a faltar,
y no podamos desmayar.

4 Que cada instante en nuestro ser
un nuevo triunfo pueda haber,
creciendo en gozo, fe y amor,
hasta llegar a ti, Señor.

Source: El Himnario Presbiteriano #204

Translator: Epigmenio Velasco

Epigmenio Velasco Urda was a choir director, pastor, poet, composer and journalist from Mexico City. Dianne Shapiro from Celebremos su Gloria (Colombia/Illinois: Libros Alianza/Celebration), 1992 Go to person page >

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Señor Jesús, eterno rey
English Title: Jesus, thou everlasting king
Author: Isaac Watts
Translator: Epigmenio Velasco
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

TRURO (Williams)

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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GENEVAN 138

GENEVAN 138 was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune in 1985. See also the 1564 alternative harmonization by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) with the melody in the tenor (facing page). This second setting can be useful for a choral stanza (f…

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HURSLEY

HURSLEY is a Protestant French Huguenot melody by an anonymous composer.

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Instances

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El Himnario #204

El Himnario Bautista de la Gracia #110

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El Himnario Presbiteriano #204

Himnos de Vida y Luz #39

Praise y Adoración #385b

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Toda La Iglesia Canta #194

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