John W. McKinstry


Location: Lee, MA
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Be Patient and Be Gentle

musician/member name: Comedy
Duration: 00:02:05
Text: Anne McKinstry
Based on the letters of Francois Fenelon (1700's)
Tune: O Perfect Live
09/17/20 10:15:31PM @irene:

Thank you so very much John for this music tonight.   I love the music, the tune name, the way you sang it....the singing with the dulcimer with your kind of "possum board"...."Peace a simple joy of trusting"....(sniff, sniff)...............much much aloha to you.   Irene

09/17/20 02:29:53PM @strumelia:

John, that's beautiful. Thank you for brightening my day!  flower

John W. McKinstry
09/17/20 02:18:00PM @john-w-mckinstry:

The following is a response to a request for the words to the hymn: Be  Patient & Be Gentle by Anne McKinstry. These lyrics are based on the writings of Francois Fenelon (1651-1715), He was an ex- Archbishop in France who gave spiritual counsel and to many who knew suffering.

Be patient and be gentle with your faults and failings.Let God's kind spirit ease your troubled minds. Look to the light that shines within your being; then all your life will open as a prayer.

Be patient and be gentle with your faults and failings. Retire with-in your sanctuary home.  Find there the peace, the simple joy of trusting; then all your life will open as a prayer.

Be patient and be gentle with your faults and failings. And listen to God's wisdom in your hearts.  Do this each day as naturally as breathing; then all your life will open as a prayer.


09/17/20 01:31:56PM @strumelia:

John, you posted this four years ago, but I'm listening to it today and finding it to be very uplifting and relevant in the tumultuous times we are living through now.

I couldn't quite catch all the lyrics you sang, and I could not find them online.  Is there any way you could post the lyrics here so we can all enjoy and be inspired by them?

This is a lovely recording, thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Terry Wilson
10/11/16 07:51:22PM @terry-wilson:

Dear John, 

Like your other song, so sweet, pretty and meaningful. 

Thank you.


Cynthia! !!!  Watch yourself girl.  You're too funny.😆 

10/02/16 06:07:31PM @hugssandi:

I need to make this a daily listen for all of our family....  <3

Cynthia Wigington
09/30/16 08:05:38PM @cynthia-wigington:

This is a good message John, thanks. Course what I wanted to say but didn't is, "Oh goody, not everyone says if I drink coffee til midnight, then eat banana splits til dawn, I should be gentle with myself. Yes, it's OK I had some Starbucks at 6 PM. Thanks for this!

Lexie R Oakley
09/29/16 10:45:08AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Very nice to hear first thing in the morning, thanks John.

Gordon Hardy
09/29/16 09:40:04AM @gordon-hardy:

Thank you John, there is a tremendous lesson in the lyrics of this song.