Santo, santo, santo
if you do not hear the tune, click
Cuellar, ca. 1986, Misa Salvadoreña; tr. Linda McCrae
Cuellar, ca. 1986, Misa Salvadoreña
Text and music copyright © 1980 Guillermo
Accompaniment copyright © Marilyn Houser Hamm
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Commit the tune & words to memory, then sing from the heart.
Be thankful for the musician's gift, and bless the Lord.
from which this song comes was "born in the communities of San Salvador in
the years 1978-1980, especially in the 'Parroquia (Parish) Zacamil' and the 'Parroquia
Resurreccion.' It was supported by Monseñor [Oscar] Romero, Father Placido
Erdozain, and Father Rutilio Grande. These songs were born like a 'hope' for us
in the most difficult (times) of our country" (Ramirez 1992). This song of
praise has enjoyed wide usage not only in Latin America, but also in Europe and
Scandinavia. It has been published in paperback collections of songs produced by
the World Council of Churches. The song may be sung using Spanish for the
opening section and English for the verses, or a single language throughout. The
composer, who was born in El Salvador, does not know how to write or read music,
but his creative work has nonetheless inspired his people.
from Hymnal Companion
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