COMBONI THAT DAY

Hymn for the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of the Comboni Institute

Monday, June 12, 2017
The Comboni missionaries of South Sudan have composed a Hymn for the 150th anniversary (1867-2017) of the Foundation of Comboni Institute. “It is a simple sign of celebration from our land – said Fr. Guido Oliana, one of the principal promoters of the initiative –. We have recorded it with our poor means. Maybe the result could be better, but it has an original and rustic South Sudanese touch and flavour. A group of seminarians of the Major Seminary of Juba and a Comboni Sister and her friend sing it.” You’ll find the “song” in the attachment and on the Comboni Website.


WE ARE CALLED TO GO AND PREACH

We are called to go and preach the joy of the Gospel.
The pierced Heart of Jesus kindles us in love.
We are called to go and preach the joy of the Gospel.
The pierced Heart of Jesus kindles us in love.


1. We are moved by Saint Comboni’s spirit
to be a cenacle of prayerful apostles.
We are born from Jesus’ pierced heart,
and enkindled by his tender love,
and inspired by his divine Spirit,
to go and preach his Gospel of joy.

We are called to go and preach the joy of the Gospel.
The pierced Heart of Jesus kindles us in love.
We are called to go and preach the joy of the Gospel.
The pierced Heart of Jesus kindles us in love.

2. We are called Comboni Missionaries
of the Heart of Jesus Christ the Lord.
This indeed is our inspiration,
and our pride, our cross, and our glory.
We are told to be holy and capable,
well prepared to give our life for Christ.

We are called to go and preach the joy of the Gospel.
The pierced Heart of Jesus kindles us in love.
We are called to go and preach the joy of the Gospel.
The pierced Heart of Jesus kindles us in love.

3. We are called to contemplate the cross
so as to know how God has loved the world.
We are moved to reach out to people
and proclaim the power of the Gospel
that frees people from any evil spirit
and empowers them as children of God.

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