I give thanks to you, Lord, For the blessing of a long life
For, to those who take refuge in You,
Grant always to bear fruit. Forgive, O Lord,
Resignation and disillusionment,
But forsake me not When my strength declines. Teach me to look with hope To the future you give me, To the mission you entrust to me
And to sing your praises without end. Make me a tender craftsman Of Your revolution, To guard with love my grandchildren
And all the little ones who seek shelter in You. Protect, O Lord, Pope Francis
And grant Thy Church To deliver the world from loneliness.
Direct our steps in the way of peace.