Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

      Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (2/18/2011)
      Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (1/13/2012)
      Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (10/5/2012)

Words: John G. Whittler
Music:  Frederick C. Maker

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways;
Reclothe us in our rightful mind,
In purer lives thy service find,
In deeper rev’rence, 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!

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.  Amen.

One Response to Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

  1. Dorie Emerson says:

    I love those old hymns they give me such peace and hope and strengthen my faith.

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