Canto de esperanza (Song of Hope)

¡Dios de la esperanza, danos gozo y paz! (May the God of hope go with us ev'ry day)

Translator: Alvin Schutmaat
Tune: ARGENTINA (Traditional)
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

¡Dios de la esperanza, danos gozo y paz!
Al mundo en crisis, habla tu verdad.
Dios de la justicia, mándanos tu luz,
Luz y esperanza en la oscuridad.

Oremos por la paz,
cantemos de tu amor,
luchemos por la paz,
fieles a ti, Señor.]


May the God of hope go with us ev'ry day,
Filling all our lives with love and joy and peace.
May the God of justice speed us on our way,
Bringing light and hope to ev'ry land and race.

Praying, let us work for peace,
Singing, share our joy with all,
Working for a world that's new,
Faithful when we hear Christ's call.

Source: Santo, Santo, Santo: cantos para el pueblo de Dios = Holy, Holy, Holy: songs for the people of God #721

Translator: Alvin Schutmaat

Alvin Schutmaat (b. 1921; d. 1988). Using arts to communicate the gospel, Columbian Alvin Schutmaat studied Latin American literature and education in Edinburgh, returning to Colombia to teach theology and music at the Presbyterian Seminary in Bogata; he also taught at the Latin American Biblical Seminary in Costa Rica. Sing! A New Creation! Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: ¡Dios de la esperanza, danos gozo y paz! (May the God of hope go with us ev'ry day)
Title: Canto de esperanza (Song of Hope)
Original Language: Spanish
Translator: Alvin Schutmaat
Meter: 11 11 11 11 con estribillo
Source: Traditional
Language: English; Spanish
Refrain First Line: Oremos por la paz (Praying, let us work for peace)
Notes: English translation: See also "May the God of hope go with us everyday" by Alvin Schutmaat



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