Castillo Fuerte

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1 Castillo fuerte es nuestro Dios, defensa y buen escudo;
Con su poder nos librará en esta trance agudo.
Con furia y con afán acósanos Satán;
por armas deja ver astucia y gran poder;
cual él no hay en la tierra.

2 Nuestro valor es nada aquí, con él todo es perdido;
Mas por nosotros pugnará de Dios el Escogido.
Es nuestro Rey Jesús, el que venció en la cruz,
Señor y Salvador, y siendo él solo Dios,
él triunfa en la batalla.

3 Aunque estén demonios mil prontos a devorarnos,
No temeremos, porque Dios sabrá como ampararnos.
Que muestre su vigor Satán, y su furor;
dañarnos no podrá; pues condenado es ya
por la Palabra Santa.

4 Esa palabra del Señor que el mundo no apetece,
Por el Espíritu de Dios muy firme permanece.
Nos pueden despojar de bienes y hogar,
el cuerpo destruir, mas siempre ha de existir
de Dios el Reino eterno.

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #45

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Translator (Spanish): Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars

Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars was born in Benisa, Spain, April 23, 1837. He attended seminary in Valencia, studying Hebrew and Greek, and was ordained as a priest. He fled to Gibraltar in 1863 due to religious persecution where he abandoned Catholicism. He worked as a teacher and as a translator. One of the works he translated was E.H. Brown's work on the thirty-nine articles of the Anglican Church, which was his introduction to Protestantism. He was a leader of a Spanish Reformed Church in Gibraltar. He continued as a leader in this church when he returned to Spain after the government of Isabel II fell, but continued to face legal difficulties. He then organized the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church and was consecrated as bishop in 1894. He… Go to person page >

Tune

EIN FESTE BURG

The original rhythms of EIN FESTE BURG (see 469) had already reached their familiar isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) shape by the time of Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) in the eighteenth century. The harmonization is taken from his Cantata 80. Many organ and choral works are based on this chorale, including…

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The Cyber Hymnal #13628
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Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Cáliz de Bendiciones #25

Cantos de Alabanza y Adoración (Edición Letra) #6

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Celebremos Su Gloria #45

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El Himnario #361

El Himnario Presbiteriano #361

Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #400

Himnos de la Iglesia #10

Libro de Liturgia y Cántico #403

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Mil Voces para Celebrar #25

Praise y Adoración #24b

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The Cyber Hymnal #13628

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