"THE WITNESSES TO THE FAITH" OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, AN ECUMENICAL ICON
Basilica of St. Bartholomew on Tiber Island Author: Renata Sciachì and Artistic Workshop Community of Sant’Egidio
Rejoice in heaven by the holy martyrs
who have followed in the footsteps of Christ,
to his love have shed their blood
and to rejoice in the Lord always.
There are many tests the righteous,
but from all save the Lord
he keepeth all their bones,
not one of them is broken.
The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord,
he is their defense in times of trial.
The meek shall inherit the land
and enjoy great peace.
Lord knows the life of the good,
their inheritance shall be for ever.
eyes of Yahweh are on the righteous,
and his ears unto their cry for help.
I just raise their cry,
and the Lord rescues them from all their troubles.
The blood of the martyrs was shed for Christ on earth,
in heaven they collect the eternal reward.
They won by the blood of the Lamb
for the word of their testimony.
Therefore rejoice, O heavens,
and rejoice, rejoice ye that dwell in them.