Make me a channel of your peaceAuthor (attributed to): St. Francis of Assisi; Adapter: Sebastian Temple
Tune: [Make me a channel of your peace]
Published in 27 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI, Recording
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.
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.
2 Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope;
where there is darkness, let me bring your light;
and where there's sadness, ever joy. [Refrain]
3 Make me a channel of your peace.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
in giving to all people, we receive,
and in dying that we're born to eternal life. [Refrain]
Source: Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #545
|First Line:||Make me a channel of your peace|
|Author (attributed to):||St. Francis of Assisi|
|Refrain First Line:||O Master, grant that I may never seek|
|Copyright:||© 1967, OCP Publications.|
The Prayer of Saint Francis is a Catholic Christian prayer. It is widely but erroneously attributed to the 13th-century saint Francis of Assisi. The prayer in its present form cannot be traced back further than 1912, when it was printed in Paris in French, in a small spiritual magazine called La Clochette (The Little Bell), published by La Ligue de la Sainte-Messe (The Holy Mass League). The author's name was not given, although it may have been the founder of La Ligue, Fr. Esther Bouquerel.
A professor at the University of Orleans in France, Dr. Christian Renoux, published a study of the prayer and its history in French in 2001 - (Renoux, Christian (2001). La prière pour la paix attribuée à saint François: une énigme à résoudre. Paris: Editions franciscaines.)
The prayer has been known in the United States since 1927 when its first known translation in English appeared in January of that year in the Quaker magazine Friends' Intelligencer (Philadelphia), where it was attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. Cardinal Francis Spellman and Senator Albert W. Hawkes distributed millions of copies of the prayer during and just after World War II.
all st. = Phil. 2:12-13
ref. = Acts. 20:35
This text is based on a well-known prayer attributed to Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order. Originally in Latin, the prayer appeared in various nineteenth century documents (the English translation begins "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace").
Like 544, "Make Me a Channel" is a fervent, personal prayer but one that is overtly social in its application. In it the believer asks to be a vehicle of divine peace and biblical shalom, one through whom God works "to will and to act according to his good purpose" (Phil. 2:12b-13). The fruit of the Spirit, including love, faith, hope, and joy, will be the channel of reconciliation and peace to a world troubled by hatred, doubt, despair, and sadness. The refrain's theme is characteristic of Francis's Christian ministry and reflects the meaning of Jesus' words quoted by Luke in Acts 20:35, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
The versification and melody of this setting are the work of Johann Sebastian Temple (b. Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, 1928), a member of the Franciscan Order. By the time he was fifteen, Temple had published a novel and two books of poems in Afrikaans. He studied anthropology at the University of South Africa and pre-Renaissance art in Italy. After living in England for six years, he became a monk in a yoga monastery in India. When he moved to the United States, he entered the Franciscan Order. Temple is a singer and a songwriter who has recorded his songs on twelve albums.
Many occasions of worship that focus on the Christian virtues that Francis enumerates; as a sung part of other spoken prayers at the beginning or end of the congregational prayer.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 26 of 26)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #725||Make me a channel of your peace||ST FRANCIS||St Francis of Assisi (1182-1226); Sebastian Temple (1928-1997)||Matthew 6:12-15; 2 Corinthians 1:4-7; Ephesians 4:25-32||2013||Justice and Peace | ; Children and All-Age Worship | ; Compassion | ; Despair and Trouble | ; Discipleship | ; Eternal Life | ; Kindness | ; Love for Others | ; Other Saints and Festivals | Barnabas the Apostle; Peace | ; Reconciliation | ; Self-offering | ; Sharing and Caring | ; Sorrow | ; The Second Sunday before Advent | Year A|
|Church Family Worship #470||Make me a channel of your peace||Irr||1988|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #503||Make me a channel of your peace||2000|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #528||Make me a channel of your peace||PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS (CHANNEL OF PEACE)||Sebastian Temple (1928-1997)||Irregular||1 Corinthians 13:13; 2 Corinthians 1:5; Acts 4:36; Colossians 3:13; Ephesians 4:31-32; Galatians 2:20-21; John 20:27-29; Luke 6:37; Luke 8:16-17; Luke 11:4; Luke 11:33; Matthew 4:9-15; Matthew 5:38-48; Matthew 6:12-15; Matthew 18:21-22; Romans 6:8; Romans 12:9-21||2005||Life in Christ | Our Response to Christ - In Discipleship; Compassion | ; Love | for others; Peace |||<i>Prayer of St. Francis</i>|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #519||Make me a channel of your peace||CHANNEL OF PEACE||Sebastian Temple, 1928-1997; St. Francis of Assisi, c. 1182-1226||Irregular||1 Corinthians 3:5; 2 Corinthians 6:9-10; Matthew 6:14||2000||Proper 11 | Year C; Proper 19 | Year A; Peace and Justice |||From a prayer of St. Francis of Assisi|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #446||Make me a channel of your peace||Make me a channel of your peace||2000|
|Complete Mission Praise #456||Make me a channel of your peace||Irr||2000|
|Gather (3rd ed.) #828||Make me a channel of your peace||Make Me a Channel of Your Peace||[Make me a channel of your peace]||Sebastian Temple, 1928-1997||John 14:27||2011||Pastoral Care of the Sick | ; Comfort | ; Discipleship | ; Ecuminism | ; Eternal Life | ; Faith | ; Interfaith | ; Joy | ; Light | ; Love for Others | ; Love of God for Us | ; Paschal Mystery | ; Peace | ; Petition/Prayer | ; Reconciliation | ; Understanding |||Prayer of St. Francis|
|Gather Comprehensive #726||Make me a channel of your peace||Make Me a Channel of Your Peace||[Make me a channel of your peace]||Sebastian Temple, b. 1928||John 14:27||1994||<i>Prayer of St. Francis<?i>|
|Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #721||Make me a channel of your peace||Make Me a Channel of Your Peace||[Make me a channel of your peace]||Sebastian Temple, 1928-1997||2004||Eucharist | ; Pastoral Care of the Sick |||<cite>Prayer of St. Francis</cite>|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #753||Make me a channel of your peace||Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Prayer of St. Francis)||PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS||Anon.; Sebastian Temple||Irregular||Isaiah 6:8; Matthew 5:9; Matthew 5:14-16; Matthew 5:43-44; Matthew 6:12; Matthew 10:39; Luke 11:4; John 12:24; John 14:27; John 21:15-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 22:15; Romans 14:7; Galatians 6:7-10; 2 Timothy 2:21||2013||Dedication | ; Dying in Christ | ; Justice and Reconciliation | ; Living in Christ | ; World Peace | ; Service ||
|Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #406||Make me a channel of Your peace||Prayer of St. Francis||[Make me a channel of Your peace]||St. Francis; Sebastian Temple, 1928-1997||Luke 11:1||2007||Comfort | ; Discipleship | ; Eternal Life | ; Faithfulness | ; Forgiveness | ; Light | ; Peace | ; Prayer / Petition ||
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #s.19||Make me a channel of your peace||ST. FRANCIS||Sebastian Temple||1987||Pentecost 11 | The Serving Community; Pentecost 16 | The Neighbour; Pentecost 18 | The Offering of Life||from the traditional prayer|
|Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #119||Make me a channel of your peace||Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Prayer of St. Francis)||PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS||Sebastian Temple, 1928-1998||Irregular||2015||Prayer and Devotion ||
|Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #499||Make me a channel of your peace||TEMPLE||Sebastian Temple||2008|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #328||Make me a channel of your peace||Irr||1996|
|Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #663||Make me a channel of your peace (Hazme un instrumento de tu paz)||Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Hazme un Instrumento de Tu Paz)||[Make me a channel of your peace]||Sebastian Temple, 1928-1997||John 14:27||2013||Alegría | ; Joy | ; Amor de Dios para Nosotros | ; Love of God for Us | ; Amor Para Otros | ; Love for Others | ; Comfort | ; Consuelo | ; Comprensión | ; Understanding | ; Discipleship | ; Discipulado | ; Ecumenism | ; Ecumenismo | ; Eternal Life | ; Vida Eterna | ; Faith | ; Fe | ; Interconfesional | ; Interfaith | ; Light | ; Luz | ; Misterio Pascual | ; Paschal Mystery | ; Paz | ; Peace | ; Petition/Prayer | ; Súplica/Oración | ; Reconciliación | ; Reconciliation |||<cite>Prayer of Saint Francis</cite>|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #545||Make me a channel of your peace||Make Me a Channel of Your Peace||TEMPLE||Francis of Assisi, 13th cent.||irregular||1987||Comfort & Encouragement | ; Love | Our Love for Others; Walk with God | ; Hope | ; Joy ||
|Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #95||Make me a channel of Your peace||Prayer of St. Francis||[Make me a channel of Your peace]||Francis of Assisi||1979||Faith | ; Joy | ; Love | ; Peace | ; Prayer ||
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #691||Make me a channel of your peace||Irr||1999|
|Sing the Faith #2171||Make me a channel of your peace||Make Me A Channel of Your Peace||CHANNEL OF PEACE||Sebastian Temple||Irregular||2003||Prayer of St. Francis|
|Singing the Faith #707||Make me a channel of your peace||PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS (CHANNEL OF PEACE)||Sebastian Temple, 1928-1997||Irregular||1 Corinthians 9:19-27; Hebrews 12:14; Matthew 5:9; Philemon 1:16||2011||<cite>Prayer of St. Francis</cite>|
|The Faith We Sing #2171||Make me a channel of your peace||Make Me A Channel of Your Peace||CHANNEL OF PEACE||Sebastian Temple||Irregular||Matthew 6:12-15||2001||Grace | Social Holiness||Prayer of St. Francis|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #607||Make me a channel of your peace||CHANNEL OF PEACE||Johann Sebastian Templehoff ('Sebastian Temple') 1928-||1 Corinthians 9:22-27; 1 John 4:7-8; 1 John 4:9-12; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; 2 Corinthians 6:9; James 3:13-18; Luke 6:27-31; Mark 8:34-38; Matthew 5:3-10; Matthew 6:12-15; Matthew 8:20-27; Matthew 8:21-35; Romans 12:14-21||1999||Consolation | ; Eternal Life | ; Faith | ; Forgiveness | ; Inner Peace | ; Joy | ; Meditation | ; Our Love to Others | ; Personal Response to Jesus | ; Reconciliation | ; Resurrection ||
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #684||Make me a channel of your peace||Make Me a Channel of Your Peace||CHANNEL OF PEACE||St. Francis||Irregular||1996||The Church in the World | Commitment: Peace and Justice; Choruses and Refrains | ; Commitment | ; Discipleship and Service | ; Justice | ; Peace (World) | ; Weddings | ; Epiphany 4 | Year A; Advent 2 | Year C; Proper 24 | Year C|
|Worship and Rejoice #587||Make me a channel of your peace||Make Me a Channel of Your Peace||PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS||Sebastian Temple, 1928-1998||Irregular||Matthew 5:9; Matthew 10:39; Matthew 6:12; Matthew 5:43-44; John 12:24; Matthew 5:14; Luke 11:4||2001|