Advent Hymnals

116. DEAR LORD AND FATHER

Church Hymnal 1941,


1.
Dear Lord and Father of mankind, 
Forgive our feverish 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!


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Title Dear Lord and Father
Key C Major
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First Line Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Author John G. Whittier
Year 1941
Composer F. C. Maker
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Tune WHITTIER (REST)
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Jesus Christ: Life and Ministry
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