The Prayer


Songwriters: David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa, Tony Renis
Performers: Celine Dion/Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion/Josh Groban
Category: Contemporary

The Prayer is a beautiful duet that Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli sang together in 1999 and each released on Dion's These Are Special Times and Bocelli's Sogno albums. It won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song from the movie Quest for Camelot.

Celine Dion also performed The Prayer with Josh Groban on a few notable occasions. They first sang together when Josh was just breaking into the music scene, and David Foster convince Celine to let Josh fill in for an ill Bocelli during a rehearsal for the 1999 Grammy Awards. The two of them sang it again together for the 2002 Concert for World Children's Day, and again in 2008 for Dion's CBS TV special That's Just the Woman in Me.


Sheet music (piano/vocal duet, can be piano solo)
Sheet music (piano/violin) - can be any C instrument besides violin also


LYRICS

I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go,
And help us to be wise, in times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe

La luce che tu dai
I pray we'll find your light
Nel cuore resterà
And hold it in our hearts
A ricordarci che
When stars go out each night
L'eterna stella sei

Nella mia preghiera
Let this be our prayer
Quanta fede c'è
When shadows fill our day
Lead us to a place
Guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

Sognamo un mondo senza più violenza
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno di la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace e di fraternità

La forza che ci dai
We ask that life be kind

E' il desiderio che
And watch us from above

Ognuno trovi amor
We hope each soul will find

Intorno e dentro a sé
Another soul to love

Let this be our prayer
Let this be our prayer

Just like every child
Just like every child

Needs to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

E' la fede che
Hai acceso in noi
Sento che ci salverà

Return from The Prayer to Contemporary or Unity Candle Songs


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