[Make me a channel of your peace]

Composer: Sebastian Temple

Sebastian Temple (1928-1997) grew up in South Africa and later moved to London, where he worked for the BBC on news broadcasts relating to South Africa. Sebastian converted to Catholicism and spent much of his time composing music for worship. He is best remembered for "The Prayer of St. Francis," which was played at the funeral of Princess Diana. --http://www.ocp.org/artists/587 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Sebastian Temple (1967)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 33333 45353 3333
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1967 OCP


TEMPLE was composed in the ballad and guitar style typical of 1960s folk music. After Vatican II permitted the use of languages other than Latin in worship, a number of Roman Catholic composers adopted this style, sometimes fusing it with a chant style (note the repeated melody tones), when they set vernacular texts to music (see 520). This setting is for unison singing, though the refrain lines could easily be sung in harmony if more variety in texture is desired. The accompaniment suggests the use of guitars, but light accompaniment on piano or organ is also possible. Sing with two pulses per measure. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987


Instances (1 - 22 of 22)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #725
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #499
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #528
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #519
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #437
Gather (3rd ed.) #828
Gather Comprehensive #726
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #721
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #753Text InfoAudio
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #406
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #s.19
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #119
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #230
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #663
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #545Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #95
Sing the Faith #2171
Singing the Faith #707
The Faith We Sing #2171
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #607
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #684
Worship and Rejoice #587
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