Oh Aldehuela de Belén

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1 ¡Oh aldehuela de Belén!
Afortunada tú,
Pues en tus campos brilla hoy
La sempiterna luz.
El Hijo tan deseado
Con santa expectación,
El anunciado Salvador
En ti, Belén, nació.

2 Allá do el Redentor nació
Los ángeles están
Velando todos con amor
Al Niño sin igual.
¡Estrellas rutilantes,
A Dios la gloria dad!
Pues hoy el cielo nos mostró
Su buena voluntad.

3 Calladamente Dios nos da
Su incomparable don;
Así también impartirá
Sus bendiciones hoy.
Ningún oído acaso
Perciba su venir,
Mas él de humilde corazón,
Le habrá de recibir.

4 ¡Oh santo Niño de Belén!
Desciende con tu paz;
En nuestras almas nace hoy
Limpiando todo mal.
Los ángeles del cielo
Te anuncian al nacer;
¡Ven con nosotros a morar,
Oh Cristo, Emanuel!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13802

Author: Phillips Brooks

Brooks, Phillips, D.D., was born at Boston, Dec. 13, 1835, graduated at Harvard College 1855, and was ordained in 1859. Successively Rector of the Church of the Advent, Philadelphia, and Trinity Church, Boston, he became Bishop of Mass. in 1891, and died at Boston in Jan., 1893. His Carol, "O little town of Bethlehem," was written for his Sunday School in 1868, the author having spent Christmas, 1866, at Bethlehem. His hymn, "God hath sent His angels to the earth again," is dated 1877. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Translator: Thomas M. Westrup

Thomas Martin Westrup moved with his family from London to Mexico when he was fifteen years old. He translated hundreds of hymns and, along with his son, Enrique, published a three-volume hymnal Incienso Christiano. Dianne Shapiro from Celebremos su Gloria (Colombia/Illinois: Libros Alianza/Celebration), 1992 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Oh, aldehuela de Belén
Title: Oh Aldehuela de Belén
English Title: O little town of Bethlehem
Author: Phillips Brooks
Translator: Thomas M. Westrup
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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