Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Frederick Charles Maker)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-07-01).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in The Hymnal 1982.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-07-01).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 140 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: }The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Composer: Frederick Charles Maker
Tune: Rest
Lyricist: John Greenleaf Whittier
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 886

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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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!

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.

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.