This Is the Day (Este es el día)

Open, now, open the doorways of justice! (Ábranme las puertas de la justicia)

Author: Pablo Sosa (1983); Translator: Mary Louise Bringle (2006)
Tune: ESTE ES EL DIA
Published in 2 hymnals

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Author: Pablo Sosa

Pablo Sosa (b. 1933), born in Chivilcoy, Argentina, but residing now in Buenos Aires. A Methodist pastor, Mr. Sosa studied theology at ISEDET and church music at Westminster Choir College (Princeton), the Hochschule für Musik (Berlin) and Union Theological Seminary’s School of Sacred Music (New York). He has served as a professor at ISEDET and at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires. Mr. Sosa is known for his leadership in ecumenical activities worldwide, including assemblies of the World Council of Churches, ecumenical base communities, United Methodist Global Gatherings and Women’s Assemblies. His workshops have taken him to many corners of the earth and his compositions appear in a wide variety of hymnals and globa… Go to person page >

Translator: Mary Louise Bringle

(no biographical information available about Mary Louise Bringle.) Go to person page >

Text Information

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: 11.10.11.10 with refrain
Language: English; Spanish
Refrain First Line: This is the day (¡Este es el dia)
Publication Date: 2013
Copyright: English Trans. © 2006 GIA Publications, Inc.; © 1983 GIA Publications, Inc.

Notes

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.

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