Blessed are the Merciful - Unofficial English Translation (Australian) of the WYD2016 Song

In Krakow, on the 6th of January (the feast of the Epiphany) the first performance of the official hymn of the World Youth Day Krakow 2016 was released. The hymn is titled “Blessed the merciful” – inspired by the theme of the WYD Krakow 2016 announced by the Holy Father, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” (Mt, 5,7)

Check out and listen to the official recording, go to: http://www.wyd.org.au/resources/pastoral/world-youth-day-song

This video is the first ever performance of "Blessed are the Merciful" - The Unofficial English Translation (Australian), which was performed at the Diocese of Broken Bay World Youth Day launch event on Friday 27 March 2015.

Words and music – Jakub Blycharz (English translation and adaptation by Fr George Kolodziej SDS, Sam Shaw and Simon Hyland)

Lyrics:

Verse 1-
To the mountains I look, where is my help?
My help will come from the Lord.
I long to seek and trust in Him well.
He is merciful.

Verse 2-
When we are lost He will search for us,
To take us in His arms
And heal our wounds with Christ’s holy blood.
Let us live a new life.

Refrain:
Blessed are the merciful,
Blessed are the merciful,
For mercy they shall, they shall receive.
Blessed are the merciful,
Blessed are the merciful,
For mercy they shall, they shall receive.

Verse 3-
Unless the Lord forgives when we fall,
We wouldn’t be able to stand.
But He forgives, He pardons us all.
Let’s follow Christ the lamb.

Refrain:
Blessed are the merciful,
Blessed are the merciful,
For mercy they shall, they shall receive.
Blessed are the merciful,
Blessed are the merciful,
For mercy they shall, they shall receive.

Verse 4-
God sent His Son to redeem us all,
And Jesus rose from the grave.
The Spirit within cries out to the world
Jesus is the Lord.

Refrain:
Blessed are the merciful,
Blessed are the merciful,
For mercy they shall, they shall receive.
Blessed are the merciful,
Blessed are the merciful,
For mercy they shall, they shall receive.

Bridge-
Let go of all your doubts and fears
And place them in His hands.
Believe in God and trust in the Lord.
Jesus is Alive!

Refrain:
Blessed are the merciful,
Blessed are the merciful,
For mercy they shall, they shall receive.
Blessed are the merciful,
Blessed are the merciful,
For mercy they shall, they shall receive.

Find out more at: http://www.wyd.org.au/resources/pastoral/world-youth-day-song

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