On March 31, 2015, the Pontifical Council invited 90 composers from around the world to submit a setting of the official text for the Hymn for the Holy Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis on March 13. On August 6 it was revealed that Paul Inwood's setting had been chosen. The text (actually a more of a Litany than a Hymn) has verses in different languages and a Latin antiphon and a Latin mini-refrain.

Both Paul Inwood and the author of the text, Jesuit Father Eugenio Costa, have donated all copyrights and performing rights in the Hymn to the Holy See.

The official website of the Jubilee of Mercy includes links to some PDFs which can be freely downloaded, also an MP3 file and YouTube video of the Sistine Chapel Choir singing the Hymn with the Italian verses:

http://www.iubilaeummisericordiae.va/content/gdm/en/giubileo/inno.html

and scroll down.

Below will be found links to other PDFs and TIF images which provide the Hymn in various languages, with different voicings and accompaniments, and with assembly editions.

Also below is a link to a beautiful recording of the Slovak version of the hymn, including instrumental parts for flute, oboe and cello.

All of these are also free downloands. Please note that this applies to individuals, parish musicians and diocesan offices for worship ONLY. Publishers and broadcasters who wish to make use of the hymn need to seek prior permission from the Pontifical Council. Contact the Under-Secretary, Monsignor Graham Bell at graham.bell@novaevangelizatio.va

Please note that PDF files do not display correctly on this website, with the the bottom of some characters missing. However, when downloaded and viewed through Adobe Acrobat or another PDF reader, they will display and print out correctly.

NEW: brass scores and parts, bilingual assembly editions, reduced-width assembly editions, Slovak and Lithuanian versions

ENGLISH

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars English PDF 3 pages
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars English page 1 TIF high resolution
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars English page 1 TIF low resolution
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars English page 2 TIF high resolution
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars English page 2 TIF low resolution
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars English page 3 TIF high resolution
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars English page 3 TIF low resolution
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars English PDF reduced to 2 pages

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB guitars English page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB guitars English page 2 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn guitar-vocal PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn guitar-vocal TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses high resolution TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses low resolution TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly without verses high resolution TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly without verses low resolution TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses 5-inch column width page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses 5-inch column width page 2 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars page 2 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars page 3 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars page 4 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars page 5 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars page 6 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Choral Coda (CODA POLIFONICA) (a cappella) PDF

INSTRUMENTS

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Flute Oboe Cello score PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Flute part PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Oboe part PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Cello part PDF

 

BRASS

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Prelude score (as performed at St Peter's Basilica, Rome, 8 December 2015)
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Prelude Trumpet I
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Prelude Trumpet II
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Prelude Horn I
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Prelude Horn II
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Prelude Trombone
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Prelude Tuba

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude I score
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude I Trumpet I
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude I Trumpet II
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude I Horn I
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude I Horn II
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude I Trombone
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude I Tuba

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude II score
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude II Trumpet I
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude II Trumpet II
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude II Horn I
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude II Horn II
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude II Trombone
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet Interlude II Tuba

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet "Logo" score (can be used as a "motto theme" for the Year of Mercy, or as a POSTLUDE after the Hymn in place of the Choral Coda)
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet "Logo" Trumpet I
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet "Logo" Trumpet II
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet "Logo" Horn I
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet "Logo" Horn II
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet "Logo" Trombone
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet "Logo" Tuba

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet "Logo" MP3 full recording (Version I)
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet "Logo" MP3 abbreviated recording (Version II)
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Brass Sextet "Logo" MP3 further abbreviated recording (Version III)


To follow:

Prelude for Organ

ESPAÑOL

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars español PDF 3 pages
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars español page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars español page 2 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars español page 3 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB guitars español page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB guitars español page 2 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn guitar-vocal español PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn guitar-vocal español TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses español high resolution TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses español low resolution TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly without verses español high resolution TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly without verses español low resolution TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses español 5-inch column width page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses español 5-inch column width page 2 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars español page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars español page 2 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars español page 3 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars español page 4 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars español page 5 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars español page 6 TIF


BILINGUAL ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses bilingual TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses bilingual high resolution TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly without verses bilingual TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly without verses bilingual high resolution TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses bilingual 5-inch column width page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses bilingual 5-inch column width page 2 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars bilingual page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars bilingual page 2 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars bilingual page 3 TIF

FRANÇAIS

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars français page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars français page 2 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars français page 3 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars français page 4 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars français page 5 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard guitars français page 6 TIF

PORTUGES

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars portuges PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars portuges page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars portuges page 2 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB guitars portuges page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB guitars portuges page 2 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn guitar-vocal portuges PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn guitar-vocal portuges TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses portuges TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly without verses portuges TIF

 

DEUTSCH

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars deutsch PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars deutsch page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard guitars deutsch page 2 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB guitars deutsch page 1 TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB guitars deutsch page 2 TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn guitar-vocal deutsch PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn guitar-vocal deutsch TIF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly with verses deutsch TIF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn Assembly without verses deutsch TIF


SLOVAK

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn 3-part equal voices keyboard PDF


Complete (very beautiful) recording of the Slovak version with the instrumental parts and choral coda

Link to a YouTube video of the Slovak recording

Another fantastic Slovak video recording from the Bishops' Conference website

 

CHINESE

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard PDF

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn MP3 recording (refrain in Chinese, not Latin)

 

KENYAN LANGUAGES

Text only in Kiswahili and Luo

Video of part-rehearsal in Dholuo

Video of part rehearsal in Kiswahili

Further part-rehearsal here

 

LITHUANIAN

Holy Year of Mercy Hymn full score PDF
Holy Year of Mercy Hymn SATB keyboard PDF