‎#84b

84b. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

84 DEAR Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways!
Re-clothe us in our rightful mind,
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper reverence, 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 With that deep hush subduing all
Our words and works that drown
The tender whisper of Thy call,
As noiseless let Thy blessing fall
As fell Thy manna down.

5 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.

6 Breathe through the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
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
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Scripture:
Topic: Worship: Communion
Tune Information
Name: REST
Composer: Frederick C. Maker
Meter: 86.886.
Incipit: 33323 55443 11223
Key: D Major



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