De Colores

de coloresNumber 402 in the New Century Hymnal, this song is always sung with enthusiasm by our congregation, often with the first verse in Spanish and the second in English.

You can find the history of this song HERE along with the words, both Spanish and English. Our hymnal only has the two verses, but you can see from that Wikipedia link it has many more. I wish they were all in our hymnal because this song is easily sung many times, each time with the unique opening chord–an A6 for those music theory inclined–held with a sway, leaning into the beat.

Just a reminder that the complete collection of these hymn recordings is available for free listening (streaming) at When each new recording is posted on the church website, it is also added to this album.

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

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