Prayer of St Francis (Mark Chapman)
- (Posted 2012-02-05) CPDL #25542:
- Editor: Mark Chapman (submitted 2012-02-05). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 358 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes:
Description: Soloists can be drawn from the choir. The choral sopranos are encouraged to sing with the altos when the soprano line is marked solo, especially when the altos are divided. Lyrics by an anonymous author, 1912.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Prayer of St. Francis.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.