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Christ In You The Hope of Glory (Col. 1,27)

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This is the official theme song of the Eucharistic Congress 2016 to be held in Cebu in January. The theme is based on Col. 1:27 which we Catholics understand to refer to Christ’s mystical and sacramental presence with the Church and in each of the baptised (cf. Gal. 2:19)

Below are the lyrics to the song. Notice that the song stresses the eucharistic presence of the Lord and reminds us of the conviction expressed in Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 7

Christ is always present in His Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations. He is present in the sacrifice of the Mass, not only in the person of His minister, “the same now offering, through the ministry of priests, who formerly offered himself on the cross” [20], but especially under the Eucharistic species. By His power He is present in the sacraments, so that when a man baptizes it is really Christ Himself who baptizes [21]. He is present in His word, since it is He Himself who speaks when the holy scriptures are read in the Church. He is present, lastly, when the Church prays and sings, for He promised: “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matt. 18:20) .

Below are the lyrics of the song:

WE felt your word burning within us
Your word unlocked
the hardness of our hearts
And opened our eyes

that we may see you
Hidden in the broken bread


Lord you laid down your life
as bread and wine we see
Gave strength to our hearts
and made us shine with glee
When we eat the bread
and drink the cup of wine
We believe that Christ in us
is our hope of glory

You brought a ray of light
and you rekindled our hope
And led our hearts
to yearn for your love
For in you is our hope of glory

Lord you laid down your life…

Through your own flesh
Now made living
And by the Spirit
made life-giving
You offered life to us
And as your sweat became
Like drops of blood
Falling down upon the ground
You shed your blood for us

Lord you laid down your life …

Originally posted 2014-10-27 17:09:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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