274. Dear Mother-Father of Us All

1 Dear Mother-Father of us all,
forgive our foolish ways.
Reclothe 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 Word,
let us, like them, our faith restored,
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.

Text Information
First Line: Dear Mother-Father of us all
Title: Dear Mother-Father of Us All
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892 (alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Jewish and Christian Teachings: The Christian Spirit; Faith; God, Goddess, and Spirit (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: REST
Composer: Frederick Charles Maker, 1844-1927
Key: D Major

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