Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Rise Up Singing chapter: Faith, p.46
Written by Sebastian Temple (I had been under the impression it was written by Saint Francis himself. I'm still not sure I want to accord credit to this Temple character.)

D - - - / - - A - / - - - - / - DA D -
Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord
And where there's doubt, true faith in You

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness, ever joy

G - D - / A - D - / G - D - / E - A -
O Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of your peace
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we're born to eternal life
("And in death born to eternal life" fits better with the meter, if you want to take my word for it...)

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