Hymn of the Jubilee of Mercy

 
 

Misericordes sicut Pater!

Misericordes sicut Pater!                                [cf. Lk 6,36] [motto of the Jubilee]

 

1. Give thanks to the Father, for He is good

in aeternum misericordia eius                                  [cf. Ps 135/6]

He created the world with wisdom

in aeternum misericordia eius

He leads His people throughout history

in aeternum misericordia eius

He pardons and welcomes His children                    [cf. Lk 15]

in aeternum misericordia eius

 

2. Give thanks to the Son, Light of the Nations

in aeternum misericordia eius

He loved us with a heart of flesh                             [cf. Jn 15,12]

in aeternum misericordia eius

As we receive from Him, let us also give to Him

in aeternum misericordia eius

Hearts open to those who hunger and thirst                        [cf. Mt 25,31 ff.]

in aeternum misericordia eius

 

Misericordes sicut Pater!

Misericordes sicut Pater!

 

3. Let us ask the Spirit for the seven holy gifts

in aeternum misericordia eius

Fount of all goodness and the sweetest relief

in aeternum misericordia eius

Comforted by Him, let us offer comfort                    [cf. Jn 15,26-­27]

in aeternum misericordia eius

Love hopes and bears all things                                        [cf. 1Cor 13,7]

in aeternum misericordia eius

 

4. Let us ask for peace from the God of all peace

in aeternum misericordia eius

The earth waits for the Good News of the Kingdom                [cf. Mt 24,14]

in aeternum misericordia eius

Joy and pardon in the hearts of the little ones

in aeternum misericordia eius

The heavens and the earth will be renewed                        [cf. Ap 21,1]

in aeternum misericordia eius

 

Misericordes sicut Pater!

Misericordes sicut Pater!

 

 

© 2015 Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization (PCPNE).
The Authors of the original music (Paul Inwood) and text (Eugenio Costa, S.J.) have donated the copyright of this work to the PCPNE in order to facilitate the distribution of the Hymn of the Jubilee of Mercy throughout the Catholic Church.

 

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