Ángeles, alzad el canto

Representative Text

1 Ángeles de alta gloria,
Vuestras voces levantad;
Cristo ya nació, la historia
Pronto a todos proclamad.

Adoremos, adoremos
Al recién nacido Rey.

2 Los pastores vigilando
Sobre su ganado están;
Dios en Cristo ya habitando
Con los hombres, mirarán. [Coro]

3 Sabios, las meditaciones
Todas pronto abandonad;
Al Deseado de naciones
En pesebre vil mirad. [Coro]

4 Los que a Cristo reverentes
Esperando verle están,
En su templo, muy fervientes
Contemplarle allí podrán. [Coro]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13617

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

Translator: George P. 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: Angeles de alta gloria
Title: Ángeles, alzad el canto
English Title: Angels from the Realms of Glory
Author: James Montgomery
Translator: George P. Simmonds
Meter: with refrain
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Himnos de la Iglesia #105

Praise y Adoración #61b


The Cyber Hymnal #13617

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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