The priests of the parish are recommending “A Joy for all the Earth” to choirs, musicians and all couples who are preparing for their marriage in the coming months.
This hymn has been composed for the World Meeting of Families by Ephrem Feeley – a teacher in St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School.
The hymn setting finds its origin in the letter of St Paul to the Corinthians – a popular New Testament text chosen for marriages. Pope Francis has given it a rich “Francis-treatment” in paragraphs 90 – 119 of Amoris Laetitia.
We hope that Ephrem’s music will become part of our parish repertoire in the coming months and will become “a joy for all the parish family!” The music and vocal score can be ordered from the Parish shop.
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