Thomas of Celano and other contemporaries tell us that St Francis of Assisi was often moved to joy and sang in French. On one occasion he picked up a stick and played air violin with it. He composed the first poem written in Italian (The Canticle of the Creatures).
I am not the first writer of hymns to be inspired by St Francis.
Please enjoy the hymns I am collecting on this site. I have written nearly all of them, and they either are about St Francis, or express Franciscan themes. You are free to reflect on their words, or sing them in worship with appropriate attribution.
Please let me know if you need help finding the best tunes to match these words.
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