Monday, January 24, 2011

a Bono version of Make me an instrument

This is pretty raw, but strangely moving. It is Bono (and Glen Hansard), singing at a funeral. The song is the Prayer of Saint Francis (full lyrics are here). The funeral is for Sargent Shriver, founder of the Peace Corp.

For more of my thoughts on lament and U2, which is a recurring theme in their music, see here.

(Hat tip).

Posted by steve at 02:51 PM


  1. Thanks for sharing this Steve – two of my favourite Irish musicians, and one of my favourite prayers. Bono is very croaky here – but I love how respectful he is – he seems to have left his ego at the door. Also love that Glen Hansard is still playing that beaten up guitar… good stuff. Reminds me that bringing yourself and all your imperfections and authentically offering what you have is all you ever need to create a moment of worship.

    Comment by Michelle — January 24, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  2. Glen Hansard in Once was just superb wasn’t he 🙂


    Comment by steve — January 24, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

  3. Great clip Steve. Good to see it… agree with Michelle too about the guitar etc. Brilliant way to start my day.

    Take care
    Paul 🙂

    Comment by Paul Fromont — January 25, 2011 @ 8:18 am

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