Instrument Of Thy Peace
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is sadness, joy; where there is darkness, light.
O Divine master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; not so much to be understood, as to understand; not so much to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
The world has not to be put in order, the world is order incarnate,
It is for us to put ourselves into unison with this order.
Cardinal Newman's prayer
Preserve us O Lord, all the day long of the troublest life,
Until the shades lengthen, and the evening comes.
The busy world is hushed, the fever of life over, and our work done.
Then Lord in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging, a holy rest and peace at the last.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove. The men below and the saints above. For Love is Heaven and Heaven is Love.
Sir Walter Scott
A song is not a Song till you sing it,
Love in your heart is not put there to stay,
Love is not Love till you give it away.