World Youth Day 2016 Hymn Released
On Tuesday, January 6, the official hymn for World Youth Day 2016 was released in Krakow, Poland. The hymn, titled “Blessed the merciful,” was inspired by the theme of the WYD Krakow 2016, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” (Mt. 5,7).
The anthem was performed by Katarzyna Bogusz, Aleksandra Maciejewska and Przemek Kleczkowski, along with a mixed choir of approximately 50 people and an orchestra conducted by Hubert Kowalski. Jakub Blycharz, a Cracovian composer, lawyer, husband and father, wrote the music and lyrics of the anthem.