Pastor, quien Madre Virgen (Francisco Guerrero)

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Title: Pastor, quien Madre Virgen
Composer: Francisco Guerrero

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SacredVillancico

Language: Spanish
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589 in Canciones y villanescas espirituales, no. 55

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Original text and translations

Spanish.png Spanish text

Pastor, quien madre virgin ha mirado
si no se torna loco
bien se puede jurar que siente poco
y ser hombre mortal Dios soberano
no cabe en seso humano
pues yo me torno loco
porque no digas tú que siento poco.

English.png English text

Shepherd, you who have seen a Virgin mother,
if you are not out of your mind,
one would think you were senseless.
And that the most High God is a mortal man
cannot be grasped by the human brain;
I must be out of my mind
because you are not saying that I am senseless.
-Source: Anne Harrison[1]