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9A. Psalm 9:9-20 (A Responsorial Setting)

Text Information
First Line: Oré mboriajú (On the poor, on the poor)
Title: Psalm 9:9-20 (A Responsorial Setting)
Paraguayan Title: Oré mboriajú
Language: English; Paraguayan
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Acrostic Psalms; Biblical Names and Places: Zion; Elements of Worship: Call to Worship (21 more...)
Source: Traditional Paraguayan; Adapt. liturgical text; Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Psalm text)
Copyright: Psalm text © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, admin Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Notes: Responsorial refrain to reading of Psalm 9. Tone included for chanting.
Tune Information
Name: [On the poor, on the poor]
Teacher: Pablo Sosa, b. 1933
Arranger: John L. Bell, b. 1949
Key: C Major
Copyright: Arr. © 1991 Wild Goose Resource Group, Iona Community, Scotland, GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American agent; Tone © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resouces
Notes: The refrain, commonly referred to as Kyrie Guarany, comes from an indigenous people on the east coast of South America. The plaintive song arises from their particular experience of oppression and suffering. It reflects both the frustration and hope of the psalmist. A second stanza may be added that would allow the song to be used as a traditional Kyrie: “On the poor, on the poor, show your mercy, O Christ”/”Oré mboriajú verekó Jesucristo.” The chanting tone is very simple. An ensemble or congregation can easily sing the psalm in improvised harmony.

Audio recording: On the Poor

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