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!
|First Line:||Dear Lord and Father of mankind|
|Title:||Dear Lord and Father of Mankind|
|Author:||John G. Whittier|
|Topic:||Walking with God: Prayer and Devotion; Aspiration and Consecration|