Prayer of St. Francis
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Prayer of St. Francis

Sebastian Temple

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.

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.

3. 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.

4. 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.


Text: Based on the prayer traditionally ascr. to St. Francis of Assisi, ca. 1182–1226. Text and music © 1967, 2003, OCP. All rights reserved. Dedicated to Mrs. Frances Tracy.