Cantemos al Señor

Representative Text

1 To you, O God, we sing
A hymn of jubilation,
Rejoicing in your love,
Ev'ry day a new creation.
You made the earth and sea,
The sun and stars in splendor,
And saw that they were good,
full of beauty and of wonder.

Alleluia! Alleluia!
To you, O God, we sing Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
To you, O God, we sing Alleluia!

2 To you, O God, we sing
A hymn of praise and blessing,
A song from grateful hearts,
Faith and hope and love expressing.
Creation, with one voice,
proclaims your might and glory
As people ev'rywhere
tell again salvation's story. [Refrain]


1 Cantemos al Señor
Un himno de alegría,
Un cántico de amor
Al nacer el nuevo día.
Él hizo el cielo, el mar,
el sol, y las estrellas,
Y en ellos vio bondad,
pues sus obras eran bellas.

¡Aleluya! ¡Aleluya!
Cantemos al Señor
¡Aleluya! ¡Aleluya!
Cantemos al Señor ¡Aleluya!

2 Cantemos al Señor
Un himno de alabanza
Que exprese nuestro amor,
Nuestra fe, y nuestra esperanza.
Toda la creación
pregona su grandeza.
Así nuestro cantar
va anunciando su belleza. [Refrain]

Source: Worship (4th ed.) #846

Author: Carlos Rosas

Carlos Rosas is a pioneer and expert in Hispanic liturgical music, utilizing the popular rhythms of the music of Mexico for his compositions. Carlos was born in Linares, Nuevo León, Mexico, where he began his studies in music and liturgy at the age of 12. Two experiences inspire Carlos’s music: biblical reflection and liturgical celebration. “The two go together,” he says, “feeding and enhancing one another.” He has served as liturgy coordinator and composer in residence at the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) and choir director at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas. He was also coordinator of base Christian communities for the Diocese of Phoenix, director of Hispanic ministry for the Diocese of Baker in Be… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cantemos al Señor Un himno de alegría
Title: Cantemos al Señor
Author: Carlos Rosas (1976)
Meter: D with refrain
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: ¡Aleluya! ¡Aleluya!
Notes: English translations: "O Sing unto the Lord, a hymn of celebration" by C. Michael Hawn; "Oh, sing to God above, a hymn of joyful greeting" by Martin A. Seltz; "Creator God, we sing a hymn of joy we're making" by Dimas Planas-Belfort; "To you, O God, we sing a hymn of jubilation" by Ronald F. Krisman; See also: "Let's sing unto the Lord a hymn of glad rejoicing" by Robert Escamilla, Elise Eslinger, and George Lockwood; and "O sing a song to God, a song of celebration" by Hugh Warner
Copyright: © 1976 Resource Publications



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