RICKY MANALO, CSP05:22
Song No English Missal
|Lời bài hát:||Lời dịch: Ánh Sáng Thánh Linh|
Comefollow the star, this holy light!
People, look East, look to the sky:
Christ, our Savior, is born.1.
In a world of suffering,
In the world of pain,
Where do we seek answers
to understand our faith?
Nào theo bước ngôi sao, này ánh sáng thánh linh!
Ngàn dân hướng về phương Đông, nhìn phía bầu trời:
Chúa Kitô, Đấng Cứu Độ chúng ta, đã hạ sinh.1.
Trong thế giới đầy ắp thương đau,
Trong thế giới ngập tràn sầu khổ,
Nơi đâu ta tìm được lời đáp,
Để hiểu trọn niềm tin chúng ta?
People, look East: Niềm hy vọng
“Look to the east, Jerusalem! Behold the joy that comes to you from God” (Baruch 4:36).
“Hãy hướng về phía đông, Giê-ru-sa-lem hỡi, và nhận ra niềm vui đang đến, niềm vui Thiên Chúa gửi cho ngươi” (Barúc 4:36).
Christ, our Savior: Đức Ki-tô, Đấng Cứu Thế của chúng ta
In a world of bloodshed: Trong thế giới của sự đổ máu
In a world of myst’ry: (In a world of mystery) Trong thế giới của sự bí ẩn
The violence we abhor: Sự bạo hành mà chúng ta chán ghét
In a world of hunger, where all we want is more
In a world of mystry, where no one can be sure
Where = In a world of hunger. In other word, where replaces the phrase in a world of hunger. This is a way to paraphrase a sentence and make it shorter. We can use also: what, when, which, that.
Father Ricky Manalo is a presbyter in the Paulist order which is dedicated to the ministry of evangelization, reconciliation and ecumenism. An accomplished musician, composer, lecturer and author, he specializes in ritual music, liturgical inculturation and spirituality. His compositions combine accessibility with challenge, continuity with variety and solemnity with joy.
About the song ‘This Holy Light’, Fr. Ricky Manalo said: ‘The main thing in this song is the Light. Light is a symbol of Hope, the Hope of Advent and Christmas season, look forward to seeing the Emmanuel comes’. He wrote this song 2 years after the ‘September 11 attacks’, this is the main motivation for Fr. Ricky to write this song. When he thought about ‘the world of suffering, pain, hunger, conflict, in the world at war…’ he wants you to ‘look east, look to the star’ look to the light of Hope, the Light of our Savior, He is coming to the world so don’t be afraid to trust in God, to be in poor, to open our doors.
By the way, he wants to say to the Vietnamese young adults: Keep being a prayerful and lovely people as you are. Vietnamese and Phillipines youth adults is really similar to each other, often go to Mass and pray!
Season of Christmas, Entrance song