The Popular Banquet

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The Popular Banquet

In the spirit of Christmas and the approaching New Year, we would like to share a song from Juan Pablo Morales, the Program Coordinator for the Guatemala-Sibinal program supported by FRB and Mennonite Central Committee. Juan Pablo was an FRB overseas visitor this past summer and sang this song at the meeting. Here's a link to an MCC podcast that features Juan Pablo singing El Banquete Popular (The People's Banquet).

http://www.mcc.org/stories/podcasts/popular-banquet

Lyrics:
Verse1

El banquete ya está listo acerquémonos con fe,nos invita el mismo Cristo a comer de su con qué, que chula se ve la mesa con su blanco y gran mantely sobre ella el pan sabroso que nos ha de sustentarcon el vino delicioso todos vamos a brindar.

The banquet is ready, let us draw near with faith,Christ himself invites us to eat,of the table that looks wonderful with its big and white cloth,and upon it the tasty bread that sustains us,with delicious wine we all share.

Coro:Hoy Señor tenemos hambre de trabajo, techo y pan,danos ya tu cuerpo y sangre, danos paz y libertad. Repetir

Chorus:Today Lord we have hunger for work, shelter and bread,give us your body and blood, give us peace and freedom.Repeat

Verse 2

Al comer tu cuerpo y sangre, viva la comunidadpara seguir adelante cumpliendo tu voluntad,al repartir entre todos los bienes de creación,siendo ejemplo entre los lobos de justica y comuniónsiendo ejemplo entre los lobos de la gran liberación.

Upon eating your body and blood, the community livesand moves forward to carry out your will,to share with everyone, the gifts of Creation,being an example of justice and communion amongst the wolvesbeing an example of liberation amongst the wolves.

Coro:Hoy Señor tenemos hambre de trabajo, techo y pan,danos ya tu cuerpo y sangre, danos paz y libertad.Repetir

Chorus:Today Lord we have hunger for work, shelter and bread,give us your body and blood, give us peace and freedom.Repeat

Verse 3

Este gesto generoso te agradecemos Señor,este misterio tan hermoso tu sacrificio de amor,al darte como comida en el duro caminar, ves tu pueblo tan hambriento que lucha por mejorarsus condiciones de vida y poderse organizar.

We thank you Lord for this generous gesture,this mystery so beautiful, your sacrifice of love,to give yourself as food, in our hard journey,you see your people so hungry that are fighting to improvetheir conditions of life by working together and organizing.

Coro:Hoy Señor tenemos hambre de trabajo, techo y pan,danos ya tu cuerpo y sangre, danos paz y libertad.Repetir

Chorus:Today Lord we have hunger for work, shelter and bread,give us your body and blood, give us peace and freedom.Repeat

12/26/2012 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment