Monday, August 4, 2008

World Youth Day 08 Song - Receive the Power - International Version

The theme song for the XXIII World Youth Day 08 in Sydney was Receive the Power, written by Guy Sebastian and Gary Pinto.World Youth Day (WYD) is the largest youth event in the world and was held in Sydney from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 July 2008.
WYD08 attracted 223,000 registered Catholic pilgrims, including 110,000 from 170 nations making it the largest event ever hosted in Australia. I find this theme song particularly moving.

Receive The Power - International Version
Written by Guy Sebastian and Gary Pinto
Performed by Guy Sebastian, Paulini, Robert Galea (Italian), German Silva (Spanish), and Amelia Farrugia (French)


Verse 1 (Latin)
Da ogni dove siamo qua
riuniti ad adorar.
Con te in festa noi gioiam
In tutto il mondo ti seguirem.

Chorus (English)
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Receive the Power from the Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Receive the Power to be a light unto the world!

Verse 2 (Spanish)
Tu EspĂ­ritu nos llama
Responderemos a tu voluntad,
Testigos para siempre
De tu piedad y eterno amor.

Chorus (English)
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Receive the Power from the Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Receive the Power to be a light unto the world!

Bridge (French)
Agneau de Dieu, nous t’adorons
Notre Seigneur, nous t’adorons
Pain de vie, nous t’adorons
Emmanuel, nous t’adorons
Agneau de Dieu, nous t’adorons
Notre Seigneur, nous t’adorons
Pain de vie, nous t’adorons
Emmanuel, nous te chanterons toujours

Chorus (English)
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Receive the Power from the Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Receive the Power to be a light unto the world!


________________________________________________ "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses." - Acts 1:8

3 comments:

BlueBayBlues said...

Thank you Barry!

It is such a beautiful song - I never tire of hearing it! Its melody and lyrics stay in your head long after you have heard it!

wrpn said...

My 7 year old & I have been singing this around our house since WYD ended. It is an inspring song that challenges you to do just what it says, Receive the Power!

macebi said...

the voice of chorus hits my heart