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Published on Mar 3, 2011
Award-winning singer/songwriter Joseph Lee Hooker voices a musical tribute to the life of Pope John Paul II. "Totally Yours" is the second single and music video from the "Our Priests" album, on which Pope Benedict XVI has bestowed an apostolic blessing. It was released on the occasion of Pope John Paul II's beatification in May 2011 and endorsed by Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia.
Contemplative in its harmonica arrangement, soothing in its pace, the video juxtaposes the pope's goodbye to Hooker's hometown of Philadelphia with the songwriter's own friendly farewell.
Director Bridget Hylak showcases John Paul's Philadelphia visit as well as moments the pope spent around the world. The video also includes a brief glimpse of the artist's young son, Luke John, who was suffering with, and later perished from, liver cancer. John Paul II granted Luke John a papal audience as part of his "greatest wish" from the Sunshine Foundation in 1996.
Previous appearances of the "Totally Yours" video include EWTN and CatholicTV.com.
"Totally Yours" from the album "Our Priests". Available on itunes and amazon.com.
Pope John Paul, we're all Happy you were here
Pope John Paul, you stood tall In the face of fear Eyes that gently called us to your point of view Beloved Holy Father, you were someone who Gave us hope, showed us love Brought us closer to God above Shined a light in the dark Friend of Matthew, Luke, John, and Mark
Totally yours, totally yours
Pope John Paul, we're all Forever in your debt! Pope John Paul, made the call Be ready and get set Eyes that gently called us to your point of view Beloved Holy Father, we remember you Lover of humanity! You prayed and worked to make us free You tried to help the world to see We are your people, yours totally
Totally yours, totally yours Totally yours, we are totally yours Totally yours, totally yours Totally yours, we are totally yours