Number: 374
Title: Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace
Author: Francis of Assisi (1181/2-1226) Para. James Quinn (b. 1919)Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr., 1962
Scripture: Matthew 4:14 Galatians 6:7-8
Theme: Life in Christ

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.