Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace
Alfred V. Fedak

Composer Alfred V. Fedak
Text Prayer of St. Francis
Voicing SATB, organ
Topic Peace, Love (of others)
Price $2.00 (U.S.)
Length 3' 45" Released 6/14
Catalog no. 410-315
Difficulty Mod. easy

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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, let me sow faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where tere is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy;
O divinie 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.

--text attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

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Description The familiar prayer long attributed to St. Francis of Assisi is set here by Alfred V. Fedak in a manner that at first recalls the dotted rhythms of Purcell and Handel and gradually opens into an expansive and lush contemporary language.



 

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