The Central Committee for the Jubilee has
published the text and music of an official hymn for the Jubilee year, as well
as a special Mass for the Holy Year and a prayer written by Pope John Paul
Catholic World News reports the text of the hymn was written by Jacqueline-Frederic Frie, a noted
French author of liturgical music. It is entitled Christ Yesterday, Christ Today,
and consists of a dozen couplets, all beginning, "Blessed be God." The music
was written by Brother Jean-Paul Lecot, an Immaculate Conception
missionary who serves as musician for the basilica of Lourdes.