Los heraldos celestiales

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1 Los heraldos celestiales
Cantan con sonora voz:
"¡Gloria el rey recién nacido,
Que del cielo descendió!"
Paz, misericordia plena,
Franca reconciliación
Entre Dios, tan ultrajado,
Y el mortal que le ofendió.

2 La divinidad sublime
En la carne se veló;
Ved a Dios morando en carne,
Y adorad al Hombre Dios.
Emmanuel, Dios con nosotros,
A la tierra descendió;
Y hecho hombre, con los hombres
Tiene ya su habitación.

3 ¡Salve, principe glorioso
De la paz y del perdón!
¡Salve a Ti que de justicia
Eres el divino sol!
Luz y vida resplandecen
A tu grata aparición,
Y en tus blancas alas traes
La salud al pecador.

4 Naces manso, despojado
De tu gloria y esplendor,
Porque no muramos todos
En fatal condenación;
Naces para que ya el hombre
Tenga en Ti resurrección,
Naces para que renazca
A la vida el pecador.

Source: Culto Cristiano #22

Translator: Pedro Castro

Pedro Castro Iriarte was converted to Christianity while he was a young man working for a printing company in Madrid. He then served as a pastor, organizing churches in Valladolid and Madrid. He was also a prolific writer of prose, poetry, and children's stories. He also translated many hymns. Dianne Shapiro from Celebremos su Gloria (Colombia/Illinois: Libros Alianza/Celebration), 1992 Go to person page >

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Los heraldos celestiales
English Title: Hark! the herald angels sing
Author: Charles Wesley
Translator: Pedro Castro
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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