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Krakow 2016 Official Song

 

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The World Youth Day team in Krakow has released the English version of WYD’s theme song, "Blest are the Merciful." 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, and the tracks were later mixed and produced in Nashville, Tennessee.

Learn more about the production of the original song, along with an explanation of each verse.

Listen to the English version or listen to the Spanish version.

Special thanks to each person whose time and effort made the English translation possible:

Original Music and Lyrics: Jakub Blycharz

English Translation: Henryk Michael Kurylewski

Musical Adaptation into English: Rev. Łukasz Miśko and Christopher Mueller

Recording Artists:
John Angotti (United States)                              Choir: Winterset Creek Choir 
Edwin Fawcett (United Kingdom)                     Guitar: Steven Leiweke
Fr. Rob Galea (Australia)                                    Engineering and Mixing: Jeremy Bose
Sarah Kroger (United States)                            Recording Coordinator: Robert Feduccia
Vivien Nebo (United Kingdom)                          Producer: Sarah Hart
Steph Unger (Australia)

Executive Producers:
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC)
Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW)
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

© 2016 World Youth Day Krakow Local Organizing Committee (www.krakow2016.com)

 

"Blest are the Merciful"

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!

When we are lost, He searches for us,
To hold us in his arms,
His Holy Blood will heal our wounds,
To breath 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 (x2)

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

Blest are the merciful
Blest are the merciful
For it is mercy that shall be shown to those who show mercy (x2)

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!

Blest are the merciful
Blest are the merciful
For it is mercy that shall be shown to those who show mercy (x2)

So cast aside your fear and have faith,
Give your cares to the Lord
And trust in Him, for he has risen:
The Lord, your God, is alive!

Blest are the merciful
Blest are the merciful
For it is mercy that shall be shown to those who show mercy (x2) 

 

2016 World Youth Day Theme Song Sheet Music

Guitar and Vocals - "Blest Are The Merciful" Sheet Music
Keyboard and Vocals - "Blest Are The Merciful" Sheet Music

Original music and lyrics by Jakub Blycharz
English translation by Henry Michael Kurylewski
Music adaptation into English by
Rev. Lukasz Misko, OP, and Christopher Mueller
Guitar and keyboard arrangement by Ed Bolduc

 

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The World Youth Day Organizing Committee in Krakow has officially approved the Spanish translation of the theme song for World Youth Day 2016. The first recording in Spanish has been performed by the authors of the translation: an Argentinian group BANUEV - Buenos Aires para la Nueva Evangelización (Buenos Aires for the New Evangelisation).


Special thanks to each person whose time and effort made the Spanish translation possible:

Original Music and Lyrics: Jakub Blycharz

Spanish Translation: Carlos Abregú

Musical Arrangement: Damián Mahler and Juan Ignacio Stramucci

Recording Artists:
Buenos Aires for the New Evangelisation

© 2016 World Youth Day Krakow Local Organizing Committee (www.krakow2016.com)


"Bienaventurados los Misericordiosos"

Levanto mis ojos a los montes
quién me ayudara
la ayuda me viene del Señor,
por Su gran compasión.

Aun cuando estamos en el error
nos abraza con Su amor
Con Su sangre nuestro dolor
Al fin se sanará

Bienaventurados los misericordiosos,
porque ellos alcanzarán misericordia. (x2)

Si no perdonamos, ¿quién ganará?
¿quién puede sostenerse en pie?
Si El nos perdona, nosotros también
hagamos como nuestro Dios!

Bienaventurados los misericordiosos,
porque ellos alcanzarán misericordia. (x2)

En la cruz el nos redimió
de la tumba resucitó.
¡Jesucristo es el Señor!
¡Al mundo hay que anunciar!

Bienaventurados los misericordiosos,
porque ellos alcanzarán misericordia. (x2)

Hay que soltar el miedo y ser fiel,
con la mirada en Su amor
confiar porque Él resucitó
Vive el Señor!

Bienaventurados los misericordiosos,
porque ellos alcanzarán misericordia. (x4)




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