Desciende, Espíritu de amor

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1 Desciende, Espíritu de amor,
paloma celestial;
promesa fiel del Salvador,
de gracia manantial.

2 Aviva nuestra escasa fe
y danos tu salud;
benigno, guía nuestro pie
por sendas de virtud.

3 Consuela nuestro corazón
y habita siempre en él;
concédele el precioso don
de serte siempre fiel.

4 Derrama en pródigo raudal
la vida, gracia y luz;
y otórganos el eternal
rescate de la cruz.

5 Tus frutos da de suave olor
al corazón: solaz,
benignidad, paciencia, amor,
bondad, templanza y paz.

Source: El Himnario Presbiteriano #185

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Translator: 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Desciende, Espíritu de amor
English Title: Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly dove
Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain


ST. AGNES (Dykes)

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