"Prayer of St. Francis" as written by Sarah Mclachlan and Traditional,....
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
And 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
And it's in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it's in dying that we are born to Eternal Life

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"Prayer of St. Francis" as written by Sarah Mclachlan Traditional

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    General CommentOne word. Beautiful.
    roxyglamouron June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti know.
    kittieloser88on July 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis was the actual prayer said by St. Francis, I think its cool that she made it into a song
    CrYiNgLoNeLyTeArZon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. everytime i would feel down or in need of strength, i would think of this song and just feel better. i also think its cool that the song is really a prayer. really gotta love her
    gabe_phon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWe sang a version of this song in our highschool chamber choir.. and it took my breath away! It's so beautiful that Sarah... and musicians can take something so touching that's already in the world.. and spread to it everyone by song. i'm an inspiring singer myself... and to put all of your emotion into a song is HARD.. but Sarah does an AWESOME job at it.. as you can hear in this song!!!! AMAZING!!
    aloha_girlieon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this prayer, it's so beautiful
    : It's in giving that we receive
    : It's in pardoning that we are pardoned
    cay15on April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Grave." It is so beautiful and was perfect for the scene.
    bargainingon April 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this is one of Sarah's best... and I also heard it on Buffy.. it really perfect for the scene!
    chrisguzman16on April 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwords to live by
    Arachidamiaon February 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolute perfection. I'm not religious but this prayer has been with me from a very young age, and by her putting it in song gives me a way to listen to it whenever. She's amazing.
    serenitygirl7on November 26, 2010   Link

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