739. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

1 Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind,
in purer lives thy service find,
in deeper rev'rence, praise.

2 In simple trust like theirs who heard,
beside the Syrian sea,
the gracious calling of the Lord,
let us, like them, without a word
rise up and follow thee.

3 O Sabbath rest by Galilee!
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love!

4 Drop thy still dews of quietness,
till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress;
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of thy peace.

5 Breathe through the pulses of desire
thy coolness and thy balm;
let sense be dumb, its heats expire;
speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm!

Text Information
First Line: Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Title: Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (1872)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Prayer; Confession of Sin; Peace, inner (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick C. Maker (1887)
Key: D Major

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