Are you lacking peace? Are you feeling stressed? This prayerful Christian hymn written by John Greenleaf Whittier is a wonderful prayer for stress relief. It assures us that with confidence, trust, and rest, we can be led by God's still small voice of calm.
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our fev'rish ways!
Reclothe us in our rightful mind;
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper rev'rence, 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.
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 thru the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak thru the earthquake, wind and fire,
O still small voice of calm.
--John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892