1 Dear God, who loves all humankind,
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!
|First Line:||Dear God, who loves all humankind|
|Title:||Dear God, Who Loves All Humankind|
|Author:||John Greenleaf Whittier (1872, alt.)|
|Meter:||8 6 8 8 6|
|Topic:||Church in the World: Renewal: Healing; Calling and Response; Calmness and Serenity(26 more...)|
|Notes:||Alt tune: REPTON|