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Posted:  06 Nov 2009 19:34
The first appearance of the Peace Prayer occurred in France in 1912 in a small spiritual magazine called La Clochette (The Little Bell). It was published in Paris by a Catholic association known as La Ligue de la Sainte-Messe (The Holy Mass League), founded in 1901 by a French priest, Father Esther Bouquerel (1855-1923). The prayer bore the title of 'Belle prière à faire pendant la messe' (A Beautiful Prayer to Say During the Mass), and was published anonymously. The author could possibly have been Father Bouquerel himself, but the identity of the author remains a mystery.

http://www.franciscan-archive.org/franciscana ...
Posted:  12 Nov 2009 05:43
Actually I recently read that an Irish Poet/writer wrote the words. As we are speaking I am trying to find the article where they had mentioned the authors name. There is also a newer, very beautiful and spiritual recording by an Sikh artist by the name of Snatam Kaur. Talking about being in touch with God. All her recordings are heavenly and I love them.

Take a listen, it starts out with "foreign" sounding words, but keep listening.

http://www.spiritvoyage.com/yoga/Liberation&# ...

God Bless
Posted:  24 Dec 2009 12:42
I love d lyrics.thanks
Posted:  10 Jan 2010 00:47
You can find this song along with other really great songs on this CD.
http://www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/products ...
Posted:  21 Jan 2010 06:24
I thought this was going to be the song I learned in church as a child...  "It is in giving that we receive.  It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.  It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  Make me an instrument of your peace.  I want to know what it's like to follow you.  When men look at me, I want them to see the light of the world inside."
Posted:  15 Mar 2010 00:29
Thanks a lot for this song, cause I have such for this song  and finally  I have found it.
Posted:  24 Mar 2010 21:03
i have been looking for this song(instruments of peace)for months and in 1week i got it and its lyrics... God bless you
Posted:  06 Jul 2010 11:07
Tx, i wanted the second version "make me a channel of your peace"
Posted:  07 Aug 2010 07:23
This one song i love so much, it has a special way of touching me whenever I listen to it. I love you all. Please how can I get the piano chords for this song?
Posted:  19 Oct 2010 18:20
This has been really helpful. God bless you all!!
Posted:  02 Dec 2010 08:27
I am looking for the version that is sung by what sounds like a male group.
Later possibly even  a congregation getting involved.
It is 4:58 in length.
It opens with a guitar with a male singing alone.
I have only found it on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A0UkbO9dD0&am ...

I do not know who sings it or what CD/album it came from.
I would really like to find out who it is and any other information.
I hope somebody can help!!
spockroc@hotmail.com
Posted:  22 Jan 2011 16:16
This is a prayer every christian must say. It is inspirational.
Posted:  24 Apr 2011 20:46
great.
Posted:  24 Apr 2011 23:24
Hi everyone,

I have been searching for a song for the longest time and I hope someone will be able to help me find it.  It's called "We are climbing Jacob's ladder".  This version is very upbeat and was originally sung by Doris Acres and the Skyrockets I believe.  I sang this song in primary school and from what I understand, this song was on a 45 record at some point.  I am desperate to find, so if you know this version, please send to me!  Thanks
Posted:  08 Jul 2011 14:44
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Posted:  22 Sep 2011 07:29
Thanks alot.
Posted:  30 Nov 2011 14:31
THIS IS ONE SONG i HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR  AND AM BLESSED TO HAVE COME ACROSS THIS AND IT'S LYRICS. tHANK GOD AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Posted:  19 Jan 2012 05:46
For any of you looking for a score for Instruments of your peace you can easily find it in Hosanna Book #8 from Integrity Music - I forget the exact page #.  It is scored for 4-part harmony just as it was done by the mixed choir (it was performed by both adults and the boys choir) in Johannesburg shortly after apartheid ended.  I used to use this version all the time when i was a church worship leader.  It spoke to me!

Larry
Posted:  26 Feb 2012 05:40
One poster was looking For "A simple prayer" Recorded by Gabriel, on the Out of the east album, late4 80's
Posted:  16 Apr 2012 00:33
This song has realy blessed me and i urge all who read this please make this song ur daily prayer so that the Lord shall make u a true instrument of peace.BE BLESSED
Posted:  02 May 2012 20:25
Hello, my name is Paul,

I am looking for a song I heard on a Christian Radio Station back in the early 1990's.  I always heard it when I was driving and with no cell phones in those days I was not able to call in and ask for details.

It was on par with something the Maranatha Singers would do. The lyrics are from a prayer by St. Francis Assisi as follows:

..when men look at me, I want them to see, the light of the world in me.

Thank you for your help, 
Posted:  13 May 2012 14:01
Thanks for the song this is the song i heard promise land chorale perfome in one of their concerts
Posted:  22 Jun 2012 12:10
FANTASTIC SONG.
Posted:  12 Nov 2012 15:33
Wonderful song!
Posted:  19 Oct 2013 17:30
fantastic song
Posted:  07 May 2014 14:40
Yes, this is the song. Thanx a Million times.
Posted:  05 Jan 2015 16:27
http://m.stafaband.info/download/mp3/czQAnEsz ...
Posted:  15 Feb 2015 12:21
I want you all to join us Pray for my country Nigeria for Peace in our fourth coming Presidential Election.
Posted:  22 Oct 2015 08:07
Plz I really need the solfas of lord make us instrument of ur peace so as to teach my choir u can send it to my email Paulegwu1@gmail.com
Posted:  12 Nov 2016 20:34
A version of the song is called "Instruments of Peace"
as sung by Discovery Singers / Dámaris Carbaugh
on an old 1997 audio cassette
called "Forgiveness" by Discovery Singers,
and published by Discovery House Music, 1997.

It is the second song on Side A.

Also, see: https://www.amazon.com/Forgiveness-Discovery- ...
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