|Text:||Dear God, Embracing Humankind|
|Author:||John Greenleaf Whittier|
|Composer:||Frederick C. Maker|
1 Dear God, embracing human-kind,
forgive our foolish ways;
Reclothe us in our rightful mind,
in purer lives your service find,
in deeper reverence, praise.
2 In simple trust like theirs who heard,
beside the Syrian sea,
The gracious calling of your word,
let us, like them, be spirit stirred,
rise up and followers be.
3 O sabbath rest by Galilee!
O calm of hills above!
There Jesus met you prayerfully:
the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love.
4 Drop your 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 your peace.
5 Breathe through the pulses of desire
your coolness and your balm;
Let sense be numb, let flesh retire;
speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm.
|First Line:||Dear God, embracing humankind|
|Title:||Dear God, Embracing Humankind|
|Author:||John Greenleaf Whittier (1872, alt.)|
|Topic:||Consecration; Discipleship; Gospel Call and Response(5 more...)|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: REPTON (repeating last phrase)|
|Father, Son, and Holy Spirit||DEAR LORD AND FATHER OF MANKIND (Presbyterian Hymnal 345)|
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