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WYD Organizers Release the Official Hymn

The 2011 World Youth Day Committee has released the official hymn for the 2011 WYD. The hymn entitled, Firm in the Faith, may be downloaded. At the download site are three various scores that will be used throughout the event. Additionally, the words may be downloaded.

The lyrical composition was written by Auxiliary Bishop of Madrid César Franco, general coordinator of World Youth Day (WYD). The verses of the hymn are meant to demontrate,

the humanity of Christ in the traditional Spanish mystical style, and aim to bring that humanity closer to the young people.

The musical score was composed by Fr. Enrique Vázquez, a religious music composer. The song is based on St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians. The refrain or chorus says:

Firm in the faith, we walk in Christ,
Our Friend, Our Lord,
Glory always to Him! Glory always to Him!
We walk in Christ firm in the faith.

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