Prayer of St Francis (AOV 2/126)

Sebastian Temple has set the words of St Francis in this song. The excerpt at AOV shows it can be sung sensitively, but this is a song that can suffer under the hands of the assembly. It is very simple song that is difficult to sing well. This is a good try.

Sarah McLachlan’s setting is much nicer but only as a solo version.

My backing has Band in a Box take us back around the campfire.

Verse 1:
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.

Verse 2:
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.

Oh 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.

Verse 3:
Make me a channel of your peace.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
In giving of ourselves that we receive,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

© OCP Publications 1968.

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3 Responses to Prayer of St Francis (AOV 2/126)

  1. Alice says:

    This is a lovely backing track for this hymn, unfortunately the download link does not work.

    • admin says:

      G’Day Alice

      I’m sorry the download didn’t work for you. I just checked and it seems OK now. Just right click the highlighted title at the bottom of the post and “save link as.”


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