Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind

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
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
O SABBATH REST BY GALILEE
O CALM OF HILLS ABOVE
WHERE JESUS KNELT TO SHARE WITH THEE
THE SILENCE OF ETERNITY
INTERPRETED BY LOVE!
WITH THAT DEEP HUSH SUBDUING ALL
OUR WORDS AND WORKS THAT DROWN
THE TENDER WHISPER OF THY CALL
AS NOISELESS LET THE BLESSING FALL
AS FELL THY MANNA DOWN
DROP THY STILL DEWS OF QUITNESS,
TILL ALL OUR STRIVINGS CEASE;
TAKE FROM OUR SOULS THE STRAIN AND STRESS
AND LLET OUR ORDERED LIVES CONFESS
THE BEAUTY OF THY PEACE
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! AMEN

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