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A Joy For All The Earth – official hymn for the World Meeting of Families 2018

“A Joy for all the World” is the official hymn for World Meeting of Families 2018 and was composed by young Irish composer Ephrem Feeley.

The hymn found its inspiration in the document Amoris Laetitia – the Joy of Love, written in 2016 by Pope Francis following the Synods on the Family held over the preceding two years.

It is a reflection on the famous Hymn to Love found in 1 Corinthians 13.

Listen, sing, join in and pray here….

A Joy For All The Earth

Love is not resentful; it is not rude.
Love is not arrogant, nor boastful, nor jealous,
but love rejoices, rejoices in the truth

Refrain
The joy, of love, a joy for all God’s family,
The joy of love transcending time and space.
Our Love for each other mirrors God the Father’s love. 
The joy of love: a joy for all the earth.

Here in Gods family all find their home.
All can find salvation troubled souls find peace.
Here is found tenderness, compassion and justice
Here God reaches down to us and touches us with grace.

Refrain

Love is our origin, our constant calling.
Love is our fulfilment, in God’s dwelling place.
Love is the mystery of Father, Son and Spirit,
Love is communion of blessed Trinity.

Refrain

This is what God asks of us, to act with justice, 
to love with tenderness, to walk humbly with God,
to give our lives in service to others.  
The joy of the Gospel is the joyful love of Christ!

Refrain

Love bears all things, endures all things
love longs for all things good, love never ends.

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