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Words and music: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
And Frederick C Maker (1844-1927)
From: Guitar Picker -

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

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Dear Lord and Father of mankind
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Forgive our foolish ways
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Reclothe us in our rightful mind
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In purer lives Thy service find
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In deeper reverence, praise

O Sabbath rest by Galilee
O calm of hills above
Where Jesus knelt to share with Thee
The silence of eternity
Interpreted by love

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

Drop Thy still dews of quietness
Till all our strivings cease
Take from our souls the strained and stress
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace

Breathe through the pulses of desire
They coolness and Thy balm
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire
Speak through the earthquake, wind and fire
O still, small voice of calm