Ángeles cantando están

Representative Text

1 Ángeles cantando están
Tan dulcísima canción;
Las montañas su eco dan
Como fiel contestación.

Gloria a Dios en lo alto.
Gloria a Dios en lo alto.

2 Los pastores sin cesar
Sus loores dan a Dios;
Cuán glorioso es el cantar
De su melodiosa voz. [Coro]

3 ¡Oh! venid pronto a Belén
Para contemplar con fe
A Jesús, autor del bien,
Al recién nacido Rey. [Coro]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13615

Translator: George Paul Simmonds

At four years, George sang hymns with great devotion and enthusiasm. When he was ten he felt called to be a missionary. He retained his love for the Lord and for music throughout his life. So much so, that after the age of one hundred years old even sang solos in large meetings and on television. He began his work as a missionary, along with his wife, Nessie, in Ecuador. Then explored the Amazon area and across the continent. Collaborated in the compilation of "Hymns of the Christian Life." He also worked with the Bible Societies in several South American countries. He then served as pastor of a Hispanic church in the United States of America. He was a prolific translator of 800 hymns and choral songs. He used some pseudonyms as G. Paul S.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ángeles cantando están Tan dulcísima canción
Title: Ángeles cantando están
English Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
Translator: George Paul Simmonds
Meter: with refrain
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Copyright: Public Domain


GLORIA (French)

GLORIA is the French noel tune traditionally associated with this text. The popularity of this carol stems from its refrain–all those cascading phrases in which human beings imitate the angels' chorus. Try using the refrain by itself as a short choral introit during the Christmas season, perhaps w…

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The Cyber Hymnal #13615
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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Cáliz de Bendiciones #98

Celebremos Su Gloria #130

El Himnario #92

Himnos de la Iglesia #106

Mil Voces para Celebrar #98

Praise y Adoración #63b


The Cyber Hymnal #13615

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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