¡Miren qué bueno!

¡Miren qué bueno!  Pablo Sosa* (1933- ). This buoyant three-stanza hymn (‘Oh, look and wonder’), with refrain, is a paraphrase of Psalm 133. The genesis of the hymn was an invitation in 1970 by the pastor of Flores Methodist Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to compose a song that would promote a sense of community and conviviality for an informal fellowship event following the morning worship service. The result was this accessible and now popular hymn composed in the chamarrita style, an Argentine dance-song form popular in the province of Pablo Sosa’s early childhood, Entre Rios. The song may be danced while singing with simple, graceful steps (Hawn, 2003, p. 42).  This is one of...

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