Que esta iglesia sea un árbol (May This Church Be Like a Tree)

Que esta iglesia sea un árbol en el fondo de tu casa (May this church be like a tree behind your house, there in your garden)

Author: Pablo D. Sosa; Translator: Andrew Donaldson
Tune: [Que esta iglesia sea un árbol en el fondo de tu casa]
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Author: Pablo D. Sosa

Pablo Sosa (b. 1933) grew up and was educated in Argentina, the U.S. (Westminster Choir College), and Germany. For years he pastored a large Methodist congregation in Buenos Aires, Argentina while composing songs, leading choirs, editing hymnals, producing religious broadcasts, and teaching liturgy and hymnology at a seminary. Meanwhile, life in Argentina pushed him to question his assumptions about what’s best for congregational singing. During Argentina’s “dirty war,” two young women from his church were disappeared, possibly for working among the poor. As Catholic and Protestant churches hesitated whether to speak out, remain silent, or support the government, many people lost faith. Economic meltdown after the war plunged m… Go to person page >

Translator: Andrew Donaldson

Andrew Donaldson, a composer and church musician, grew up in northern Ontario, Canada. He attended Glendon College, York University in Toronto, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. He went on to study classical guitar performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, receiving its ARCT (Associate of Royal Conservatory Teachers) degree in 1979. Since then he has worked as a composer and performer in many contexts, in both French and English. Andrew co-edited the Book of Praise (1997), Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Donald Anderson. Their company, Binary Editions, continues to administer copyright for the PCC. In 2007 he was made a Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, by Knox College of the University of Toronto, for… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Que esta iglesia sea un árbol en el fondo de tu casa (May this church be like a tree behind your house, there in your garden)
Title: Que esta iglesia sea un árbol (May This Church Be Like a Tree)
Spanish Title: Que esta iglesia sea un árbol en el fondo de tu casa
Author: Pablo D. Sosa
Translator: Andrew Donaldson
Language: English; Spanish
Refrain First Line: Árbol plantado junto a las aguas (Tree ver growing by living water)
Copyright: © 2011, tr. 2013, GIA Publications, Inc.

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