|First Line:||Open, now, open the doorways of justice! (Ábranme las puertas de la justicia)|
|Title:||This Is the Day (Este es el día)|
|Translator:||Mary Louise Bringle (2006)|
|Author:||Pablo Sosa (1983)|
|Meter:||18.104.22.168 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||This is the day (¡Este es el dia)|
|Copyright:||English Trans. © 2006 GIA Publications, Inc.; © 1983 GIA Publications, Inc.|
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.