Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Words: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1872

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 1  Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
        Forgive our foolish ways.
    Re-clothe us in our rightful mind;
    In purer lives Thy service find
        In deeper rev'rence 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  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

 4  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! 

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