Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month #3
"Pues Si Vivimos" ("When We Are Living"), United Methodist Hymnal, 356
The anonymous first stanza of "Pues Si Vivimos," based on Romans 14:7-8, was collected when sung by a Mexican woman at La Trinidad UMC in Los Angeles in 1980. It first appeared in the 1983 publication Celebremos II, translated into English by Elise Eslinger.
Stanzas 2-4 by Roberto Escamilla are based on John 15:8 and translated by George Lockwood. The tune, SOMOS DEL SEÑOR, is a traditional Spanish melody that was also used for "Shalom to You," 666, in the United Methodist Hymnal, harmonized by Carlton Young.
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