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Author: Pablo Sosa
Pablo Sosa (b. 1933 - d. 2020) 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… Go to person page >
The author/composer has incorporated elements of his Argentinian culture in this dynamic paraphrase of Psalm 118. In particular, the melodic patterns of the refrain are intended to suggest the way cowboys (gauchos) greet each other when they ride out to their work in the morning.
Display Title: This Is the Day (Este es el día) (Psalm 118)First Line: Open, now, open the doorways of justice!Tune Title: ESTE ES EL DÍAAuthor: Mary Louise Bringle; Pablo SosaMeter: 188.8.131.52 with refrainScripture: Genesis 1:1; Psalm 118; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10; Acts 4:11; Romans 9:32-33; 1 Peter 2:4-10Date: 2013Subject: Creation | ; Gathering | ; Praise | ; Sovereignty of God | ; The Triune God |