He told them through an angel to look for Pelayo,
that they named him king and that they abide by him,
and in defending the land that everyone helps him,
for He would help her to protect them.
They looked for Pelayo, as he was commanded,
they found him in a cave hungry and damaged,
they kissed his hands and gave him kingship:
he had to accept it, but not willingly.
He received the kingship, but against his wish,
the protected peoples were believed with him;
the unbelieving peoples heard the news,
to come against them all were moved.
Where he was they came to look for him,
first the rock began to attack;
there Christ wanted a great miracle to show,
I think you ever heard him tell.
Arrows and arrows that they shot at the king,
neither to him nor to his people no one came,
as angry as they went, they also became,
if it wasn't themselves, they didn't kill others.
When the Moors saw such an incredible feat,
that their weapons killed their own soldiers,
they remove the fence from the cave, they leave the mountain:
they thought that God had great fury against them.
This King Pelayo, servant of the Creator,
he protected the land so well that he couldn't do better;
the Christians were thus losing their pain
although they never lost their fear of Almanzor.
[Stanzas from El Poema de Fernán González "Pelayo, named king"]