Lord make us servants of your peace
|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.
| 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.
|Jesus, our Lord, may we not seek
to be consoled, but to console,
nor look to understanding hearts,
but look for hearts to understand.
|May we not look for love's return,
but seek to love unselfishly,
for in our giving we receive,
and in forgiving are forgiven.
|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.
|Words: James Quinn, b. 1919|
Paraphrase of a Prayer attributed to St. Francis
Tune: Dickinson College, Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr., 1923-1979
All Saints Episcopal Church, Hilton Head Island, SC
On the Sixth Sunday of Easter,