Den helige Franciskus' bön (St. Francis' Prayer)

engden.nwcMay 20062.51 kB00:02:13
Composer:Englund, Gunnar (1939 - ), Swedish
Lyricist:Francis of Assisi (attributed)
First Line:Herre, gör mig till ett redskap för din frid
Genre:Choir Hymn
Instruments:Choir SATB
Submitter:Schleussner, Sebastian
Email:sesc03 (e-mail)
Translation of the lyrics (by Sebastian Schleussner)
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace!
Help me to bring love where hate grows;
Faith, where doubt prevails;
Hope, where despair rules.
Help me to give pardon where injustice is commited;
To form harmony where discord seperates;
To spread light where darkness breeds;
To bring joy where sorrow lives.
Master, grant that I may seek
Not so much to be consoled, as to console;
Not so much to be understood, as to understand;
Not so much to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in losing our lives that we gain them.
It is by death that we arise to the eternal life.