This YouTube video is in two parts. The first part shows Mother Teresa talking about her work and that of her sisters. The second part is a recording of the beautiful song Christ be our light by Bernadette Farrell. If you wish to follow the lyrics, they are below the video clip.

Christ be our light
by Bernadette Farrell

1. Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.


Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.

2. Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has pow’r to save us.
Make us your living voice.

3. Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
shared until all are fed.

4. Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.

5. Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
making your kingdom come.

So, Loving God, we pray:

Make us your holy people,
Make us your living voice,
Make us your bread,
Make us your building,
Let us be servants
      making your kingdom come.


Another of Bernadette Farrell's songs can be heard here.


  1. AmberlyThrower  

    3 January 2010 at 04:24