A long time ago, when my mother was attending a Baptist church the fourth verse of Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind was used as their concluding doxology each week.
Hearing it brings back some pleasant memories of a time long past.
The hymn is not widely used these days.
Now, the doxology verse mentioned above was sung to a tune called REST which is more usual in the USA.
More traditionally the tune to which the hymn is sung is called REPTON.
The lyrics.
1
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.
2
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.
3
O Sabbath rest by Galilee,
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love!
4
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.
5
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!

To make up for not finding the tune I want, here’s Katherine Jenkins singing the wrong tune.

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