388. 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 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 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.

4 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 G. Whittier, 1807-1892 (alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Intercession; Peace: Spiritual; Prayer: Hymns of (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick C. Maker, 1844-1927
Key: C Major
Copyright: Music copyright by The Psalms & Hymns Trust

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