Memorial Song for Pope Shenouda III

A song written in memorial of the life of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria.  The song was composed by Mark Semaan and was recorded for the One Year Memorial of the departure of our beloved Pope Shenouda III.  May Pope Shenouda watch over us and intercede for us before the Lord’s throne.

David Bebawy – O Pope Shenouda

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Lyrics for O Pope Shenouda – Composed by Mark Semaan

REFRAIN:  O Pope Shenouda, O our father, and our shepherd, who showed us Christ.

You were a teacher, for everyone, you became a preacher, for the Only Son.

You left the world, to be with your God, and you sold all, and followed Christ.

In love you succeeded, in fasting you excelled, in prayers you pleaded, and to Christ you held.

You were chosen, by Our Savior, to become our Pope, and our leader.

You were a writer, a man of words, and you’re light was brighter, than the whole world.

You saw persecution, you saw tribulation, yet your love for Christ, was not moved or shaken.

You fought the good fight, you finished the race, you have gained Christ, and have joined the saints.

Intercede for us, before the Lord’s throne, we your children, as we also say.