Find a funeral director
Compare funeral directors near you Compare funeral directors near you

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

The famous prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, a medieval preacher, is a beautiful message of optimism, resolve and peace that can be read as a poem or sung as a hymn at a funeral or memorial service in remembrance of a loved one who has died.

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where this is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine 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.

Not what you’re looking for? Browse more funeral hymns to find the right song for your loved one’s funeral