Sunday, March 16, 2008

Now Playing: Hesus na Aking Kapatid

I caught the second night of "Dakilang Pag-ibig:  A Tribute to Fr. Honti" at the Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University, presented by the Jesuit Music Ministry and Jesuit Communications. I was happy to see Bukas Palad, Sr. Susay Valdez, rc, Oggie Benipayo, Himig Heswita, and other JMM artists singing the songs written by the Father of Philippine Liturgical Music, Fr. Eddie Hontiveros, SJ.

The hosts were Bishop Chito Tagle, DD, STD and Rizza Hontiveros-Baraquiel. Too bad Sr. Bubbles Bandojo, rc and Hangad were not there tonight, so they just had an instrumental version of "Ang Puso Ko'y Nagpupuri". The concert was directed by Fr. Jboy Gonzales, SJ.

One of the most touching songs by Fr. Honti is "Hesus Na Aking Kapatid". In the "Far Greater Love" album, Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ re-arranged the song to include a female counterpoint. It made the song even better for me.

For this Holy Week, I will be listening to and playing Fr. Honti's songs. They are in Tagalog, which makes them more powerful and beautiful.

Hesus Na Aking Kapatid

Lyrics and Music: Fr. Eduardo Hontiveros, SJ
Arrangement: Fr. Arnel Aquino, SJ
Sung by Veepee Pinpin and Maan Villanueva
Far Greater Love Album

Hesus na aking kapatid
sa lupa nami'y bumalik
Iyong mukha'y ibang-iba
hindi kita nakikilala

*Tulutan mo aking mata,
mamulat sa katotohanan
Ikaw Poon makikilala sa
taong mapagkumbaba

Hesus na aking kapatid
putikin man ang Iyong sapin
Punit-punit ang Iyong damit
Nawa Ika'y mapasa-akin*

Hesus na aking kapatid
Sa bukid ka nagtatanim,
o sa palengke rin naman
Ikaw ay naghahanap-buhay

Tulutan mo aking mata,
mamulat sa katotohanan
Ikaw Poon makikilala
Ikaw Poon makikilala
Ikaw Poon makikilala
sa taong mapagkumbaba

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