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Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Tune Information

Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 33314 44333 12223 33144
Key: D Major
Source: Puerto Rican folk hymn


Oh, How Good Is Christ the Lord

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.

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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 Grotenhuis (PHH 4) prepared the harmonization in 1985. Use light accompaniment with guitars or piano; improvise some additional percussion rhythms.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #228Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #192TextFlexscoreAudio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #401Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudio
Sing With Me #159Text
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #124Text
Songs for Life #177Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #254
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #740