Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15-October 15, we celebrate the rich heritage and cultural contributions of people of the United States who trace their roots to Spain, to Mexico, and to the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The celebration began as an official weeklong observance in 1968 and was expanded to one month in 1988.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month #6

"Padre Nuestro/The Lord's Prayer," no. 3069 in Worship & Song and no. 456 in Upper Room Worshipbook, is a Spanish translation of the Lord's Prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13 by Carlos Rosas, with an English adaptation by Dean McIntyre. 

 

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month #5

"Cuando El Pobre" ("When the Poor Ones"), United Methodist Hymnal no. 434, was composed in 1971 by two Roman Catholic priests from Madrid, Spain: Jose Antonio Olivar and Miguel Manzano.. 

 

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month #4

"Amarte sólo a ti Señor" ("To Love Only You, O Lord") is an anonymous Spanish chorito based on John 14:21. 

 

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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.  

 

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month #2

Mil Voces Para Celebrar (MVPC) is a complete hymnal and worshipbook, containing liturgy, services, resources, indexes, and hymns and songs of all kinds in Spanish. Some are Spanish translations of well-known English-language hymns, and all of the major familiar English favorites are included. There are also modern-day Spanish-language hymns in a variety of styles, as well as contemporary praise and worship choruses (coritos). 

 

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Salmo 96 (Psalm 96) for Congregation or Choir

Composer John Ridgway Walker has provided two versions of Psalm 96, both in Spanish – one for voices and keyboard, the other a lead sheet with lyrics, melody and chord symbols. This setting of the familiar words "O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day" (KJV) are appropriate for worship at any time of the year, but especially during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15).  

 

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month #1

September 15-October 15 is designated as Hispanic Heritage Month in The United Methodist Church, giving local congregations the opportunity to celebrate the importance and contributions of the Hispanic culture in worship. United Methodist publications are rich in musical resources that may be included throughout the year, but especially during this month. 

 

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Preaching and Worship Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15-October 15, we celebrate the rich heritage and cultural contributions of people of the United States who trace their roots to Spain, to Mexico, and to the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The celebration began as an official weeklong observance in 1968 and was expanded to one month in 1988.   

 

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