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Dear Lord and Father of mankind Forgive

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways
re-clothe 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 Thy blessing fall
|:As fell Thy manna down. :|

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
hearts 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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Meter: 8 6 8 8 6 extended
      Dates: 1872-04
      Bible Refs: Ex 16:14; 1 Ki 19:11-12; Mt 14:23; Mk 1:16-20; Lk 6:12; Heb 4:3;
      Name: REST (ELTON)
      Meter: 8 6 8 8 6
        Dates: 1887
        Name meter
        8 6 8 8 6
        8 6 8 8 6 6
        8 6 8 8 6
        8 6 8 8 6
        8 6 8 8 6

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