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    Builders of Peace / Constructores de Paz

    Text: Solveig Hansen

    Somos constructores de paz en el mundo, We are builders of peace in the world …

    “I had long wanted to do a song for peace interpreting the feeling of many people who sow seeds of harmony to build a true peace in the world,” says Héctor José Corredor Cuervo, Colombian Poet and retired Colonel, and IFLAC Delegate in Bogotá.

    Inspired by Ada Aharoni’s lecture Vivre Ensemble (Living Together), which she gave at the Festival of Poets in Paris in 2009, he wrote Constructores de Paz (Builders of Peace). The song is put to music and sung by Henry Angarita, also from Colombia.

    Here it is:

     
    See the Spanish lyrics below the English translation:

     

    BUILDERS OF PEACE

    Lyrics: Héctor José Corredor Cuervo
    Sung by: Henry Angarita
    Translated from Spanish by: Maria Cristina Azcona

    In fields full of hate and violence
    irrigate words of faith and hope,
    awakening peoples with indifference
    who are dying for lack of union alone.

    In lamps of equal minds we
    noble paths that guide actions
    to save the lives of humanity
    agonies suffered by the explosions.

    We are builders of peace in the world
    sowing seeds of kindness,
    with a clean soul, with deep love,
    in drills yearnings for freedom. (Bis)

    We want to float the white flag
    sublime symbol of peace and brotherhood,
    that in all towns where there is war
    reborn faithful friendship flowers.

    Union!, Is the cry that all launched
    great nation to rise again,
    under the clear sky we dream
    without feeling pangs in the heart.

    We are builders of peace in the world
    sowing seeds of kindness,
    with a clean soul, with deep love,
    in drills yearnings for freedom. (Bis)

     

    CONSTRUCTORES DE PAZ

    Autor: Héctor José Corredor Cuervo
    Canta: Henry Angarita

    En campos colmados de odio y violencia
    regamos palabras de fe y de ilusión,
    despertando pueblos con indiferencia
    que agonizan solos por falta de unión.

    En mentes llevamos lampos de igualdad
    que orientan senderos de nobles acciones
    al salvar las vidas de la humanidad
    que sufre agonías por las explosiones.

    Somos constructores de paz en el mundo
    sembrando semillas de cordialidad,
    con el alma limpia, con amor profundo,
    en surcos de anhelos por la libertad. (Bis)

    Queremos que flote la blanca bandera
    símbolo sublime de paz y hermandad,
    que en todos los pueblos donde exista guerra
    renazcan las flores de fiel amistad.

    ¡Unión!, es el grito que todos lanzamos
    para que resurja grandiosa nación,
    bajo el limpio cielo con el que soñamos
    sin sentir angustias en el corazón.

    Somos constructores de paz en el mundo
    sembrando semillas de cordialidad,
    con el alma limpia, con amor profundo,
    en surcos de anhelos por la libertad. (Bis)


    One Comment on “Builders of Peace / Constructores de Paz”

    1. Querido Héctor,

      As an Israeli of Costa Rican birth, I was touched by your poignant poem and the music it was set to. El cancion is wonderful,

      Blessed are the peacemakers.

      En paz,

      Dr. Yosef Gotlieb
      IFLAC Israel

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