Monday, May 5, 2014

على خطى فرنسيس

The official anthem for the Pope’s visit was produced by a group of Holy Land musicians. The lyrics were written by Rabab Zeitoun and the music was composed by Louay Zaher and Rabab Zeitoun.
Listen to the anthem here
The words of the anthem are:
Refrain:
With you we go onward as witnesses to Christ
Spreading the light of the Word following Francis
1. With you we go like Mary with the light of the Nativity
We keep the covenant that we gained in the water of baptism
And the Cross of our Redeemer, his strength, protects us
We carry it onward, good news for the enslaved.
2. With you we seek the face of the Redeemer in every human being We plant love that blossoms into joy, we witness to faith
And the Church of our Redeemer invigorates us with her sacraments
We are nourished by them and we go onward immersed in faith.
3. With you we vest the cloak of mercy among all creatures
We become apostles of peace among the nations of the earth
The Gospel of our Redeemer, its light guides us
We live by it and go onward calling for harmony.
4. With you we raise our prayer from the land of holiness
We pray for the East in pain, lost on its way
The love of our Redeemer preserves us and enriches us
We clothe ourselves in it and go onward on the path of deliverance.
5. With you we sing the resurrection and proclaim life
Bearing witness to Peter meeting his brother one again
Jesus our Redeemer commands us to unity
So we listen and go onward towards, our goal to gratify him.