Bukas Palad CHRISTIFY

Bukas Palad ‘Christify’

http://www.bukaspalad.com/

It was really ‘soul-warming’, giving praise to God in music & song, through the wonderful singing of the ‘Bukas Palad’ [lit.: ‘open palms’] Music Ministry, in their launch concert of the new album ‘Christify’, August 29th, after the 4pm Mass, Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University campus.

Repertoire:

Humayo’t itanghal
Magnificat
Miserere
Praise the Lord who heals ( Ps 147)
Pagkabighani (Sonnet to our Lord on the Cross, St Francis Xavier)
(Tayo na) Sa tahanan ng Poon
CHRISTIFY
Love & Truth Will Meet (Ps 85)
Say The Word
Kailan Pa Man

I was particularly smitten by their Tagalog rendition –“Pagkabighani”– of St Francis Xavier’s Sonnet to our Lord on the Cross, “My God, I love Thee, not because” (O Deus, ego amo te).

Hindi sa langit Mong pangako sa akin
Ako naaakit na Kita’y mahalin,
At hindi sa apoy–kahit anong lagim–
Ako mapipilit nginig Kang sambahin.

Naaakit ako na Ika’y mamalas
Nakapako sa krus, hinahamak-hamak.
Naaakit ng ‘Yong katawang may sugat
At ng tinanggap Mong kamataya’t libak.

Naaakit ako sa ‘Yong pag-ibig
Kaya’t mahal Kita kahit walang langit,
Kahit walang apoy, sa ‘Yo’y manginginig.

Huwag nang mag-abala upang ibigin Ka
Pagkat kung pag-asa’y bula lamang pala,
Walang mababago, mahal pa rin Kita!

What joy we had when, for encore (they had 3 encore [closing] numbers actually!), the choir sang: “I Will Sing Forever of Your Love, O Lord”! 🙂

Listen to Bukas Palad ‘I Will Sing Forever’ here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu1OJ9BNIhc

I got Fr. Manoling Francisco’s autograph on my copy of the ‘Christify’ SongBook! 🙂

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http://www.bukaspalad.com/

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