598. Dear Father, Lord of humankind

1 Dear Father, Lord of humankind,
forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind:
in purer lives thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise,
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,
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,
interpreted by love!

4 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,
the beauty of thy peace.

5 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,
O still small voice of calm.

Text Information
First Line: Dear Father, Lord of humankind
Alterer: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-92
Meter: 86.886
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Forgiveness; God's Love to Us; Healing (9 more...)
Tune Information
Name: REPTON
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1848-1918
Meter: 86.886
Key: E♭ Major



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