Antes que comáis a Dios By: Francisco Guerrero

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 4
Voicings: SATB , SABB , STTB , STBB , AATB , AABB , ATTB , ATBB
Date: 16th century
Language: Spanish
Tags: villancico religious translation

Lyrics

LyricsPoetic Translation
Antes que comáis a DiosEre you eat the Body Scarred,
En este sacro manjarIn this, the Holiest Meal,
Alma, será bien pensarO Soul, truly think and feel
Quién es Dios y quién sois vos.Who is God and who you are.
Antes que, en vuestra posada Ere into your body sinful
recibáis al Rey del cieloYou receive the King of Heaven,
Vivid, alma, con receloO Soul, take the time to question
Si estáis bien aparejada.If there's room or if your inn's full.
Y pues recibís a DiosWhen you take the Body Scarred
En este sacro manjarIn this, the Holiest Meal,
Alma, será bien pensarO Soul, think well; truly feel
Quién es Dios y quién sois vos.Who is God and who you are.
Francisco GuerreroCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See translation at Choral Public Domain Library.