Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Dear Lord and Father of mankindForgive our foolish waysReclothe us in our rightful mindIn purer lives thy service findIn deeper reverence praiseIn deeper reverence praise
In simple trust like theirs who heardBeside the Syrian seaThe gracious calling of the LordLet us, like them, without a wordRise up and follow theeRise up and follow thee
O sabbath rest by GalileeO calm of hills aboveWhere Jesus knelt to share with theeThe silence of eternityInterpreted by loveInterpreted by love
Drop thy still dews of quietnessTill all our strivings ceaseTake from our souls the strain and stressAnd let our ordered lives confessThe beauty of thy peaceThe beauty of thy peace
Breathe through the heats of our desireThy coolness and thy balmLet sense be dumb, let flesh retireSpeak through the earthquake, wind, and fireO still, small voice of calmO still, small voice of calm

Tune: Repton
Music by: Charles Hubert Hasting Parry (1848 – 1918)
Text by: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892)
Organist: David King (2020)
Meter: 8 6 8 8 6

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