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Blessed are the Merciful

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 Polish recording here.
Blest are the merciful
The Official English translation was launched on July 28th, 2015. It was prepared in collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales. Vocalists from three different continents can be heard in the official recording – each of the singers were  recorded in their own country, the tracks later mixed and produced in the USA.
Sheet music available for download here.

Verse 1

I lift my eyes to the mountains;
from where shall help come to me?
My help will come from the Lord, my God,
for He is merciful!

Verse 2

When we are lost, He searches for us,
To hold us in His arms,
His holy Blood will heal our wounds,
To breathe new life into us!


Blest are the merciful;
blest are the merciful,
for it is mercy that shall be shown
to those who show mercy.

Blest are the merciful;
blest are the merciful,
for it is mercy that shall be shown
to those who show mercy.

Verse 3

Unless the Lord for gives when we fall,
We wouldn’t be able to stand.
But He forgives, He pardons us all.
Let us do the same.


Verse 4

God paid our debts with the Blood of His Son,
Who rose alive from the tomb.
The Spirit within cries out to the world:
Jesus is the Lord!



So cast aside your fear and have faith,
give your cares to the Lord
and trust in Him, for He is risen:
the Lord, your God, is alive!


Blessed are the Merciful  - Unofficial Australian Translation 

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


Soloists include : Erin Barwell, Amy Horton, Chris Lanzon, Caroline Mulvenna and Elke Lanzon.
Choir- 36 young people from Pittwater Parish, Mater Maria Catholic College and from all over the Diocese of Broken Bay.

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