"Mahal Kita"

Here's another favorite song. "Mahal Kita", which means "I love you" was composed by Danny Tan. The original version was sung by Gerald Santos, Pinoy Pop Superstar grand champion of 2006. The female version was sung by Maricris Garcia, Pinoy Pop Superstar grand champion of 2007. The song is included in Gerald's first album "A Day on the Rainbow". The song is currently the love theme song of "Marimar", a Philippine remake of the Mexican tele-novela with the same title. In the Philippine version, Marian Rivera plays Marimar; Dingdong Dantes plays the the role of Sergio Santibanez. In Marimar, the female version is a response to the male version of the song. In dramatic scenes that focus on either Marimar's (Marian) or Sergio's (Dingdong) emotions, you'll either hear Gerald's or Maricris's version. "Marimar" is currently showing weeknights on GMA Channel 7.

Here's Gerald's version of "Mahal Kita".



Here's the lyrics of the song. (Words in parentheses are for the female version.)

"Mahal Kita"

Kung nasa'n ka, sana ay naro'n ako
Ang mahalin ka, yun ang ligaya ko.
Dito sa aking puso, may munting paraiso
Naghahari'y pagmamahal at ang pag-ibig mo.
(Ang tahanan ng pag-ibig na 'di magbabago.)

Mahal kita, walang hanggan
Iibigin ka, ikaw lamang
Itatangi ko, magpakailanman
Hinding-hindi ka iiwan

Mahal kita, asahan mo (ang langit ko)
Ang puso ko'y tanging sa iyo
Sa aking pangako, sana'y umasa ka
Mahal kita, mahal kita
Wala nang iba.

Kung nasaan ka, naroon din ang langit ko
Lahat ng araw, nagdiriwang ako
Dito sa aking puso, ang ating paraiso (may munting paraiso)
Ang tahanan ng pag-ibig na di magbabago.

~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~

Below is Maricris's version of "Mahal Kita" with scenes from "Marimar".



I love the melody of the song so much that I thought it can be an inspirational song that dedicates one's love to Christ. With a few changes in the lyrics, you can already sing the song as an expression of your love to Jesus Christ. You can sing it while you play the piano version of the song below.

"Mahal Kita, Panginoon"
to the melody of "Mahal Kita" by Danny Tan

Pangako ko ang mahalin Ka, Panginoon
Ang ibigin ka, 'yan ang ligaya ko.
Dito sa aking puso, may munting paraiso
Naghahari'y pagmamahal at ang pag-ibig Mo.

Mahal Kita, walang hanggan
Ibigin ka, Ikaw lamang
Itatangi ko magpagkailanman
Hinding-hindi Ka iiwan.
Mahal Kita, ang langit ko.
Ang puso ko'y, tanging sa Iyo.
Hapdi't kirot nito ang tanging alay ko.
Mahal kita, mahal kita
Wala nang iba.

Sa mundong ito, Ikaw ang langit ko.
Lahat ng araw, nagdiriwang ako.
Dito sa aking puso, may munting paraiso.
Ang tahanan ng pag-ibig na di magbabago.

Mahal Kita, walang hanggan
Ibigin ka, Ikaw lamang
Itatangi ko magpagkailanman
Hinding-hindi Ka iiwan.
Panginoon, ang langit ko.
Ang puso ko'y, tanging sa Iyo.
Hapdi't kirot nito ang tanging alay ko.
Mahal kita, mahal kita
Wala nang iba.

Mahal Kita, walang hanggan
Ibigin ka, Ikaw lamang
Itatangi ko magpagkailanman
Hinding-hindi Ka iiwan.
Mahal Kita, ang langit ko.
Ang puso ko'y, tanging sa Iyo.
Hapdi't kirot nito ang tanging alay ko.
Panginoon, mahal kita
Wala nang iba.

~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~
Here's a piano version by Aldrich Andaya.



Below is a per line English translation of the song.

"I Love You"

Wish I could be wherever you are
To love you is my joy
Here in my heart lies a paradise
Where love and your love reign.

I love you endlessly
No one but you
To treasure you forever
I will never leave you
My heart belongs to you
Hold on to my promise
I love no one but you.

To be with you is heaven
In all days, I celebrate
Here lies in my heart is our paradise
Home of our eternal love.

A direct translation of the song doesn't really sound good. So, here's a better translation (I hope so.)

"I Love You"

Extraordinary bliss
That's what I feel whenever you're with me
Constantly, wish I could be with you

If my heart were a kingdom
where love reigns incessantly
You're my queen; and I am your king.

It is heaven!
Being with you is like going to heaven
where every day celebrates
A paradise in our hearts -
Home of eternal love.

This I promise you
I will never leave you.
I will always treasure you.
My heart belongs to no one but you.
Endlessly, I will love you.
No one
But you.
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