Prayer of St. Francis (Ronald McVey)

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  • (Posted 2020-09-27)  CPDL #60695:       
Editor: Ronald McVey (submitted 2020-09-27).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 428 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Setting for Soprano or oboe of the famous prayer.

General Information

Title: Prayer of St. Francis
Composer: Ronald McVey
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2020
Description: Setting for Soprano or Oboe and Piano.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Prayer of St. Francis.

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

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.