This hymn was commissioned by The Archbishop Oscar Romero Trust to mark the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero (now St Oscar Romero). The words are based on transcriptions of Archbishop Romero’s homilies, recorded and broadcast to the people of El Salvador, and on reflections upon what our response should be to his challenge.
This hymn is supplied with an original tune, but may also be sung to any strong tune with 87 87 D metre, such as Blaenwern or Ode to Joy.
The publication includes background information about Blessed Oscar, The Romero Trust and references to his homilies to help in personal study, prayer and discussion. An photocopyable assembly edition is also included.
The hymn is also suitable for themes such as discipleship, mission, justice and peace, by using the alternative words provided.
Listen to an excerpt