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Oh, How Good Is Christ the Lord

Oh, how good is Christ the Lord

Tune: OH QUE BUENO
Published in 10 hymnals

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Representative Text

Oh, how good is Christ the Lord!
On the cross he died for me.
He has pardoned all my sin.
Glory be to Jesus.
Glory be to Jesus!
Glory be to Jesus!
In three days he rose again.
Glory be to Jesus.

Spanish:
Oh, qué bueno es Jesús.
Que poer mí¡ murió en la cruz.
Mis pecados perdonó.
A su nombre gloria.
A su nombre gloria.
A su nombre gloria.
En tres días resucitó.
A su nombre gloria.


Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #192

Notes

This hymn is one of a number of Spanish folk hymns sung by evangelical Christians throughout Central and South America. No other published source is known. Transcribed from a tape recording of a small Bible study group in Puerto Rico, the song was presented by a Hispanic task force charged with recommending Spanish-language hymns for the Psalter Hymnal. The text presents the heart of the Christian confession of faith: Christ who died for our sin has risen again! We respond to this confession, "Glory be to Jesus." This acclamation is similar to the traditional liturgical response to the reading of the gospel text. To continue the confession, Bert Polman (PHH 37) wrote an additional stanza in 1987:
Oh, how good is Christ the Lord! He has sent his Spirit here to lead us along the way. Glory be to Jesus! Glory be to Jesus! Glory be to Jesus! For his kingdom has no end. Glory be to Jesus!
Liturgical Use: Easter season; as a short, sung confession of faith. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

OH QUE BUENO

OH QUE BUENO is a simple tune with musical phrases bound by one syncopated rhythm, a typical trait of many popular tunes from Latin America. The tune is a fine example of the Puerto Rican corito ("a little song"). It is intended for unison singing, but choirs may wish to try singing in harmony. Dale…

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #228

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Lift Up Your Hearts #192

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #401

Santo, Santo, Santo #196

Scripture Song Database #2645

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Sing With Me #159

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Singing Our Faith #124

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Songs for Life #177

The Covenant Hymnal #254

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Together in Song #740

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