Prayer of St. Francis (Make Me a Channel of Your Peace)

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A peace prayer written by St. Francis of Assisi. Adapted by Sebastian Temple.

YouTube videos (above): Sung at St. Matthew's Church on 9/26/2016 and 9/17/2017.

Audio file (below): Sung at St. Mary's Church 9/16/2017. Vocalist: Richard Schletty. Pianist: Mary Joy Rieder.

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.

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 of ourselves that we receive,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.