597207 Minutes With Messiah: Yo Te Quiero
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Yo Te Quiero

by Tim O'Hearn

[Piano version of music] [Video, sung by the composer] [Score of song]

John saw Jesus come to be baptized.
The hope of the world was realized.
A voice came from heaven, and a white bird.
And these are the words the people heard.
Yo te quiero
Tu eres mi hijo.*
Well pleasing son.
So spoke The One.

James, Peter, and John on mountain steep.
They soon became tired and went to sleep.
Peter saw Moses, Elijah too.
But a voice from God told him what to do.
Yo te quiero
Tu eres mi hijo.
Others grow dim.
Listen to him.

And now one has come to be immersed.
This one is now saved who once was cursed.
A voice comes from heaven, unheard to ear,
But these are the words the angels hear.
Yo te quiero
Tu eres mi hijo/a.
Spoken so mild.
Welcome my child.

*"I love you. You are my son. (son/daughter in verse 3)

This song is based on the words of God at the baptism of Jesus (Matt 3:17; Mk 1:11; Lk 3:22) and at the transfiguration (Matt 17:5)

It is not arranged for four voices, as is usually the case. One reason is that it is a more personal song, rather than a congregational one. (But it can be sung by a whole congregation if you so desire.)