Ven Tú, ¡oh Rey eterno!

Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff

Before studying at Andover, Ernest W. Shurtleff (Boston, MA, 1862; d. Paris, France, 1917) attended Harvard University. He served Congregational churches in Ventura, California; Old Plymouth, Massachusetts; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, before moving to Europe. In 1905 he established the American Church in Frankfurt, and in 1906 he moved to Paris, where he was involved in student ministry at the Academy Vitti. During World War I he and his wife were active in refugee relief work in Paris. Shurtleff wrote a number of books, including Poems (1883), Easter Gleams (1885), Song of Hope (1886), and Song on the Waters (1913). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Translator: Ángel Archilla

(no biographical information available about Ángel Archilla.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ven Tú, ¡oh Rey eterno!
English Title: Lead on, O King eternal
Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff
Translator: Ángel Archilla
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: Spanish

Tune

LANCASHIRE

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed the tune in 1835 for use at a missions festival at Blackburn, Lancashire, England. For that festival, which celebrated the three-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in England, the tune was set to Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) “From Greenland's Icy Mountains.”…

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