591. 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 O Sabbath rest by Galilee!
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity,
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.

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!

Text Information
First Line: Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Title: Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Author: John G. Whittier (1872)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.6.8.8.6.
Scripture: Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 6:1-12; Luke 8:35
Topic: Stress
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: REST
Composer: Frederick C. Maker (1887)
Meter: 8.6.8.8.6.
Key: C Major



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