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The World Youth Day Theme Song in Mandarin

WYD 2016 - published on 07/05/16

世界青年日主題曲中文版

What is the anthem of the World Youth Day 2016 Krakow?

The anthem opens with the words of Psalm 121 (120), which is poured into our hearts with peace and confidence that the merciful Lord watches over us and given us to fulfill the promise to accompany a man “now and forever” . Already in the first verse – in the middle of a quotation from the Old Testament – God is described as merciful.

In the second verse we find reference to the parable of the lost sheep from the Gospel. Luke (15,1-7), which pours hope into God’s tireless attempts to recover the man to the full Life. Jesus assures in the parable of the great joy that reigns in heaven because of the conversion of every sinner. Through his death on the cross, he gave us access to a new life – humanity inscribed in the eternal plan of salvation through the shed for us the Holy Blood.  The chorus of the hymn words fifth blessing of the Sermon on the Mount from the Gospel. Matthew (Mt 5,3-10):

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” .

This is also the message of World Youth Day, which will take place in Krakow – a city the message of mercy St. Faustina Kowalska. The third verse is a paraphrase of Psalm 130 De Profundis :

“If you keep the memory of sins, Lord, / O Lord, who shall stand? / But with you is forgiveness, / that you served with fear “ .

God’s attitude toward us is our inspiration to adopt the attitude of mercy in relationships with other people. The next verse gives meaning to the important points Kerygma (ie, a set of core truths of the Gospel), which relate to our redemption in Christ crucified, buried and resurrected, and to adopt through faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Bridge anthem is an invitation to live with hope and confidence that flow from the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

From their web site: krakow2016

Laura Montorio

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