Allá en el pesebre

Representative Text

1 Allá en el pesebre, do nace Jesús,
La cuna de paja nos vierte gran luz;
Estrellas lejanas del cielo al mirar,
Se inclinan gozosas su lumbre a prestar.

2 Pastores del campo, teniendo temor,
Cercados de luz y de gran resplandor,
Acuden aprisa buscando a Jesús,
Nacido en pesebre, del mundo la luz.

3 Oh Cristo, perdimos hoy tu bendición,
Rogamos que atiendas a nuestra oración;
A todos, oh Cristo, nos muestras amor,
Nosotros te amamos también, Salvador.

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #129

Translator: George Paul Simmonds

At four years, George sang hymns with great devotion and enthusiasm. When he was ten he felt called to be a missionary. He retained his love for the Lord and for music throughout his life. So much so, that after the age of one hundred years old even sang solos in large meetings and on television. He began his work as a missionary, along with his wife, Nessie, in Ecuador. Then explored the Amazon area and across the continent. Collaborated in the compilation of "Hymns of the Christian Life." He also worked with the Bible Societies in several South American countries. He then served as pastor of a Hispanic church in the United States of America. He was a prolific translator of 800 hymns and choral songs. He used some pseudonyms as G. Paul S.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Allá en el pesebre, do nace Jesús
Title: Allá en el pesebre
English Title: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
Translator: George Paul Simmonds
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain


MUELLER (Murray)

With the original two-stanza text, AWAY IN A MANGER was first published in James R. Murray's Dainty Songs for Little Lads and Lasses (1887) and initialed “J. R. M.” Murray (b. Andover, MA, 1841; d. Cincinnati, OH, 1905) compiled the songbook and is now thought to be the tune's composer. However,…

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CRADLE SONG (Kirkpatrick)



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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Celebremos Su Gloria #129

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El Himnario #99

El Himnario Presbiteriano #99

Himnos de Vida y Luz #133

Praise y Adoración #77b


The Cyber Hymnal #13609

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