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Make me a channel of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love;
Where there is injury, Your pardon, Lord,
And where there’s doubt, true faith in You.

O Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of Your peace;
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope;
Where there is darkness, only light,
And where there’s sadness, ever joy.

(Chorus only after first 2 verses)
Make me a channel of Your peace;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving of ourselves that we receive,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

Sebastian Temple Based on the prayer attributed (perhaps incorrectly) to St. Francis, this song by Sebastian Temple is his most famous. It is usually sung in Royal Albert Hall, London, at the annual November Remembrance Day service, as it is the anthem of the Royal British Legion. It was also used at Princess Diana’s funeral. Perhaps the prayerful song has become even more well-known in recent years because of its use in the famous Canadian musical, COME FROM AWAY . In the play, it is sung by the multi-faith group of airline passengers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland, in September 2001, as they gather for worship and prayer.

Perhaps the prayerful song has become even more well-known in recent years because of its use in the famous Canadian musical, COME FROM AWAY Click To Tweet

Sebastian Temple (1928-1997) was a Folk Mass composer who grew up in South Africa and moved to London, England, to work on BBC broadcasts connected to his home country. He converted to Roman Catholicism only after moving to America in 1958, where he joined the Franciscan Third Order.

S.A. SONG BOOK, 2015 EDITION, #608

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COVID 19 Update

The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE are open in downtown Oshawa, but if you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 DONATIONS can be dropped off at the Thrift Store.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

 COUNSELLING SERVICES, including aid with annual TAX RETURNS, continue Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm),  but please call for an appointment at 905-723-7422. Registration for The Low Income Tax Clinic is online. [Click to follow]