Joy of Living 樂在生命中 Joy of Living (MP3 format)
Duration 3:36 時長 曲:Cecilia Cham 2002 (三藩市)
詞:Francis Chow
主唱及和唱:許詠詒、張俊挺、 張依勵、朱明德

每日,為了維持生命,我們需要食物、衣著及居所,我們需要金錢,我們實在有很多的需要了。
但生命的喜樂不在於外物,而是發自一顆純潔和簡單的心。這首歌由兩位來自三藩市的年青朋友創作,以現代的節奏向今日的年輕人述說一古老的主題:我們對真正喜樂的渴求。

為了更能享受這首歌,請先閱讀瑪竇福音第六章:
  Every day, in order to live, we need food, clothes, shelter, we need money, we have many needs.
But the joy of living does not depend on external things. It springs from a pure and simple heart. This song, composed by two young Chinese Catholics from San Francisco, in a modern rhythm talks to today's youth about an ancient theme: our deep urge for true happiness.
The best way to enjoy this song is to read part of Chapter 6 of Matthew's Gospel.


天上的寶藏  
瑪 6:19-24

「19.你們不要在地上為自己積蓄財寶,因為在地上有蟲蛀,有袘k,在地上也有賊挖洞偷竊。20.但該在天上為自己積蓄財寶,因為那裡沒有蟲蛀,沒有袘k,也沒有賊挖洞偷竊。21.因為你的財寶在那裡,你的心也必在那裡。22.眼睛就是身體的燈。所以你的眼睛若是康健,你的全身就都光明。23.但是,如果你的眼睛有了病,你的全身就都黑暗。那麼,你身上的光明如果成了黑暗,那該是多麼的黑暗。」

「24.沒有人能侍奉兩個主人:他或是要恨這一個而愛那一個,或是依附這一個而輕忽那一個,你們不能侍奉天主而又侍奉錢財。」



不要憂慮  
瑪 6:25-34

「25.為此,我告訴你們,不要為你們的生命憂慮吃什麼,或喝什麼;也不要為你們的身體憂慮穿什麼。難道生命不是貴於食物,身體不是貴於衣服嗎?26.你們仰觀天上的飛鳥,牠們不播種,也不收穫,也不在糧倉堣楰n,你們的天父還是養活牠們;你們不比牠們更貴重嗎?27.你們中誰能運用思慮使自己的壽數增加一肘呢?」「28.關於衣服,你們又憂慮什麼?你們觀察一下田間的百合花化怎樣生長:它們既不勞作,也不紡織;29.可是我告訴你們:連撒羅滿在他極盛的榮華時代所披戴的,也不如這些花中的一朵。30.田地堛熙弁韝竣捘晹b,明天就投在爐中,天主尚且這樣裝飾,信德薄弱的人哪,何況你們呢?31.所以,你們不要憂慮說:我們吃什麼,喝什麼,穿什麼?32.因為這一切都是外邦人所尋求的;你們的天父原曉得你們需要這一切。33.你們先該尋求天主的國和它的義德,這一切自會加給你們。34.所以你們不要為明天憂慮,因為明天有明天的憂慮:一天的苦足夠一天受的了。」





 
Treasures in Heaven
  Matt 6:19-24

19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

Do Not Worry  Matthew 6:25-34

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

歌詞 Lyrics

活在世間求活出一生的璀璨
曾說富貴最重要財富越是覺少
活在困憂無論得多少都不夠
難道這方式是我想擁有?

主曾說這飛鳥不需收獲
我也是把牠養活
那百合也在田間不需工作
主還要把一切這般裝飾 
試問這生怎可困憂
是我磨練未夠

樂在這生毋用想一生的憂困
唯有信靠你護蔭求你潤澤我心
這刻是沒甚困憂全是因多少都足夠
全靠你引領著我讓我隨著你走

主曾說不需要這麼憂慮
要去令這生快樂
要努力去尋義德天主的國
請和我一起唱歌
因苦楚在沒使我心感困憂
就算少還是有

主曾說這飛鳥不需收獲
我也是把牠養活
那百合也在田間不需工作
主還要把一切這般裝飾
試問這生怎可困憂
是我磨練未夠

主曾說不需要這麼憂慮
要去令這生快樂
要努力去尋義德天主的國
請和我一起唱歌
因苦楚在沒使我心感困憂
就算少還是有




  The Joy of living (a free translation of its lyrics)

I live in this world searching for an exuberant life
The more I think that riches is the most important thing,
the more I feel that I posses too little.
I live worrying so much that no matter how much I have,
it is never enough.
Is this the way of living I really want?

The Lord said: this bird does not reap,
But I feed him, that lily in the field does not need to work,
And yet I adorn them all in such a manner.
Ask yourself: is it because I have not been perfected enough
That my life is so full of worries?

Enjoy your life, do not think of any worries.
Say: I only rely on Your protection,
I ask You to soothe my heart.
Now I have no worries,
Because no matter how much I have,
It is always enough.
I entirely rely on Your guidance,
to be able to follow You.

The Lord said: you do not need to worry in such a way.
make your life a happy one,
endeavour to seek God's Kingdom
and His righteousness.
Let us sing together,
pain and sorrow will not worry us anymore.
Even little can make us feel we have so much.

The Lord said: this bird does not reap,
But I feed him. That lily in the field does not need to work,
And yet I adorn them all in such a manner.
Ask yourself: is it because I have not been perfected enough
That my life is so full of worries?

The Lord said: you do not need to worry in such a way.
Make your life a happy one,
endeavour to seek God's Kingdom
and His righteousness.
Let us sing together,
pain and sorrow will not worry us anymore.
Even little can make us feel we have so much.