Blessed Are You Mapapalad Kayo

Rex alerted me to this joyful song of the Beatitudes.

It is by Ricky Manalo and Jesse Manibusan and has a delightful folk lilt to it that sounds very singable to me except for the long held Cs. There are two Filipino phrases in the song that translate as “rejoice and be glad” and “blessed are you”. It was written for the Pope’s visit to the Phillipines in 2015.

The sheet music is at OCP where the text is in their sample. I note that OCP used to put up their lyrics but now they have followed GIA and WLP by not having lyrics except in their sample music.

I left the descant out of my backing, but there is all eight verses and the repeats at the end.

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