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Official Hymn for the Canonization of Mariam and Marie-Alphonsine

Official Hymn for the Canonization of Mariam and Marie-Alphonsine

 

HOLY LAND –  Below is the melody and lyrics -translated from the original text in Arabic- of the official Hymn for the canonization of Sister Mariam of Jesus Crucified Bawardi and Mother Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas, that will takes place in Rome on May, 17.

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“O Faithful rejoice”

 

  1. O Faithful rejoice

For the East is a Land of Saints,

Alleluia, Alleluia

Receive the Good News while singing

A hymn of praise to our Faithful Lord

 

Refrain : Let us rejoice and sing Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia !

 

  1. The faithful living in Heaven

are powerful intercessors

Alleluia, Alleluia

For Men in the Land of Exile

They are an example of purity and clarity

 

  1. Bless O Daughter of Galilea

People moaning in the dark

Alleluia, Alleluia

If they knock on the door of your goodwill

Quickly grant them peace !

 

  1. You built a Carmel

Close to the Manger of Christ

Alleluia, Alleluia

There you received the stigmata

On the image of the wounded Saviour

 

  1. Jesus was your love

He called you and you have answered

Alleluia, Alleluia

The Cross has become your way

On this Cross came forth the Redemption

 

  1. Our Mother, O Alphonsine

Our Land is thirsty for reconciliation

Alleluia, Alleluia

Your love for the Virgin is so powerful

Implore Her tenderness on mankind

 

  1. You have loved our Virgin Mother

whose beauty exceeds human mind

Alleluia, Alleluia

From Her you learnt self-giving,

humility and purity

 

  1. You preferred silence of a hidden life,

You kept the secrets of Heaven

Alleluia, Alleluia

Walk along with us in the midst of difficulties

Towards the Sanctity of the Highest

 

  1. Let us celebrate the Marys

Who lived in righteousness until death

Alleluia, Alleluia

Gaining a crown of splendor

And joy in the Eternity

 

Text : Mgr William Shomali

Adapted from an old English melody, thanks to Louai Zahr’s technical help

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