Monday, January 15, 2007

Shine Jesus, Shine

I hope you're all preparing for World Youth Day 2008. Here in Adelaide we've been working on an acceptable alternative to Graham Kendrick's 1987 classic Shine Jesus Shine. You all know the chorus which will no doubt be sung at least 7x7 times a day over the two weeks.
Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word
Lord, and let there be light
Although it doesn't quite match in an exact translation, a very reverend and pius brother has been working on a version called Lux Jesu, Lux. It fits the same tune as well so stay tuned for publication of the final product.

Are there anymore "hymns" we can "improve" before 2008??


rono the roo said...

Thanks for the prompt - for some time i've been thinking we should promote 'come to the water' as the world youth day's theme song - you know sydney harbour with bondi, coogee, manly et cetera beckoning - we could latinise the song like you have with 'shine' - what a wonderful blend - representing the perfect marriage of charismatic catholicism with neo con proclivities - this is WYD - charo / neo con bliss

Anonymous said...

Are there anymore "hymns" we can improve before 2008?

How about anything published since 1970? Take your pick...