Canta, canta, alma mía

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1 Canta, canta, alma mía,
a tu Rey y tu Señor;
Reconoce sus bondades;
te bendice con favor.
Canta, canta, alma mía,
canta de Su gran amor.

2 Canta su misericordia,
que a tus padres protegió;
En su amor te dio la vida,
te cuidó y perdonó.
Canta, canta, alma mía,
canta al Dios que te salvó.

3 Como padre te conoce,
sabe tu debilidad,
Con su brazo te conduce,
te protege de maldad.
Canta, canta, alma mía,
canta Su fidelidad.

4 Ángeles y querubines,
que su majestad cantáis,
Oh, estrellas, sol y luna,
que los cielos domináis;
Todos juntos, alabemos,
adorando a nuestro Dios.

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #102

Author: Henry Francis Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

Translator: R. E. Ríos

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Text Information

First Line: Canta, canta, alma mía
English Title: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
Author: Henry Francis Lyte (1834)
Translator: R. E. Ríos (alt.)
Source: Basada en el Salmo 103
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



John Goss (PHH 164) composed LAUDA ANIMA (Latin for the opening words of Psalm 103) for this text in 1868. Along with his original harmonizations, intended to interpret the different stanzas, the tune was also included in the appendix to Robert Brown¬ Borthwick's Supplemental Hymn and Tune Book (18…

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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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