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Hymn of St Francis sung in Italian and English by a Chinese choir in a setting by a Filipino composer

Ryan Cayabyab  is a popular contemporary Filipino musician and composer. Here is his setting of the Prayer of St Francis, in Italian and English. This setting is also known as  Il Signore . The singers above are  The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chorus conducted by Leon Chu, with piano accompaniment by Shirley So. I don't know who the singers are in the video below. In the version above the young women sing the Italian lyrics while the men sing the English words. In contrast, it is the man in the second video who sings the Italian and the woman the English. The second video gives both Italian and English lyrics on-screen. Pope Francis will be  visiting Assisi today . Perhaps we can remember him in a special way in our prayers. St Francis Meditating , c.1595, El Greco [ Web Gallery of Art ] Collect from Mass on the Memorial of St Francis of Assisi O God, by whose gift Saint Francis was conformed to Christ in poverty and humility, grant th