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639. 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 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 thro' the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm.
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak thro' 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
Meter: 8.6.8.8.6.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Walking with God: Prayer and Devotion; Aspiration and Consecration
Tune Information
Name: REST
Composer: Frederick C. Maker
Meter: 8.6.8.8.6.
Key: C Major



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