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