1 Lord, make us servants of your peace:
Where there is hate, may we sow love;
Where there is hurt, may we forgive;
Where there is strife, may we make one.
2 Where all is doubt, may we sow faith;
Where all is gloom, may we sow hope;
Where all is night, may we sow light;
Where all is tears, may we sow joy.
3 Jesus, our Lord, may we not seek
To be consoled, but to console,
Nor look to understanding hearts,
But look for hearts to understand.
4 May we not look for love's return,
But seek to love unselfishly,
For in our giving we receive,
And in forgiving are forgiven.
5 Dying, we live, and are reborn
Through death's dark night to endless day;
Lord, make us servants of your peace,
To wake at last in heaven's light.
Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #630
|First Line:||Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace|
|Author (attributed to):||St. Francis, of Assissi|
|Source:||Prayer attr. to St. Francis (based on)|
|Copyright:||© 1969, James Quinn, S.J., admin. OCP Publications|