Oh amor, profundo, inmenso amor

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1 ¡Oh amor, profundo, inmenso amor!
de gozo llena el corazón
Que el Dios eterno, en su bondad,
tomará forma corporal.

2 Fue por nosotros su oración,
su enseñanza y su labor:
Jamás buscó su propio bien;
se hizo siervo, siendo rey.

3 El por nosotros padeció
blasfemias, burlas y dolor;
Y para darnos vida y luz
halló la muerte en una cruz.

4 Más en su triunfo el nuestro está,
y junto al Padre, nuestro hogar;
Nos da su Espíritu, y en él
hallamos gozo, paz, poder.

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #175

Author (attributed to): Thomas á Kempis

Thomas of Kempen, commonly known as Thomas à Kempis, was born at Kempen, about fifteen miles northwest of Düsseldorf, in 1379 or 1380. His family name was Hammerken. His father was a peasant, whilst his mother kept a dame's school for the younger children of Kempen. When about twelve years old he became an inmate of the poor-scholars' house which was connected with a "Brother-House" of the Brethren of the Common Life at Deventer, where he was known as Thomas from Kempen, and hence his well-known name. There he remained for six years, and then, in 1398, he was received into the Brotherhood. A year later he entered the new religious house at Mount St. Agnes, near Zwolle. After due preparation he took the vows in 1407, was priested in 1413,… Go to person page >

Translator: Nicolás Martínez

(no biographical information available about Nicolás Martínez.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: ¡Oh amor, profundo, inmenso amor!
Title: Oh amor, profundo, inmenso amor
Latin Title: O amor quam ecstaticus
Author (attributed to): Thomas á Kempis
Translator: Nicolás Martínez (alt.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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EISENACH (Gesius)

MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…

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RETREAT (Hastings)


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