Hymn for the Beatification of Pope John Paul the Great
  • Kathy
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    Staff of a shepherd for the faithful; heart of a father for the poor
    Jesus was in him, and the Spirit, for the uplifting of the world
    “Be not afraid!” a voice was calling, “Lay down your lives in sacrifice!”
    “Be not afraid!” the sound re-echoes, “Open the doors to Jesus Christ!”

    Long may his legacy of courage guide us in paths of good and right.
    Angels of God, come forth to lead him into the mysteries of light.
    There Mary reigns, the Queen of Heaven; there Lazarus is poor no more.
    Be not afraid, O Holy Father! Enter the mercy of the Lord.

    To the tune of Father, We Thank Thee Who Hast Planted (Rendez a Dieu)

    Please feel free to use this. Creative Commons, No Derivatives.

    (btw, I wrote it during the mourning period, and with its references to the funeral liturgy, it might be slightly less appropriate now)
    Thanked by 1CHGiffen
  • Kathy
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    (bumping for the weekend)
  • Nicely done, Kathy.
    It's nice to see the words "Be Not Afraid" put into a decent context for a change - and sung to a decent tune.
  • benedictgal
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    My dad's pastor let me sing this as the Communion meditation piece for this evening's Mass of Thanksgiving for Blessed John Paul II.
  • Kathy
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    Great! Thanks!