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