God Does Not Take Anything Away

Dear young people, the happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face: it is Jesus of Nazareth. I repeat today what I said at the beginning of my Pontificate: "If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed. Only in this friendship do we experience beauty and liberation."

Pope Benedict
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WYD Theme Song Translation

Firmes en la fe, firmes en la fe!
We go forward in Christ, he's our companion and he is Lord!
Glory be to him! Glory be to him!
We go forward in Christ, made stronger in our faith.
Your love, it builds us up and keeps us rooted,
Your cross, it gives us constant strength and courage,
Your flesh, it ever saves us and sustains us,
Your blood, it flows to cheer us and renew us.

Firmes en la fe, firmes en la fe!
Your hands, they hold us when we have been wounded,
Your eyes, they purify the way we see things,
Your lips, they speak to us words of forgiveness,
Your feet, they guide our steps to find life's fullness.

Firmes en la fe, firmes en la fe!
Your breath, it is the breeze that blows from heaven,
Your smile, it is the sign of grace and blessing,
Your precious wounds, they are love's burning embers,
Your sorrows are the price of our souls' ransom.

Firmes en la fe, firmes en la fe!
Your face is like an icon of life's fullness,
Your countenance is light from death returning,
Your death, it is the reason for my living,
The baptism of my flesh in your salvation.

Firmes en la fe, firmes en la fe!
Your glory is our future, men and women
Who, aided by your grace, go forth together;
Your Church, a house which has a thousand doorways,
A house built on your rock, so firmly rooted.

Firmes en la fe, firmes en la fe!
We are the young, and Mary journeys with us,
And like a joyful bride she sings your praises;
With her we too shall sing and praise your triumph,
Because already death has been defeated.
Firmes en la fe, firmes en la fe!