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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Frederic Remington - Small Oaks, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante, John Greenleaf Whittier - Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

A final painting by Frederic Remington this week. Perhaps I was drawn to this painting because our family enjoys camping.  The book I found this painting in said that this painting "reflects the comfortable Adirondack-style camping favored by the artist and his wife."  
Small Oaks - Frederic Remington
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -

 Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante

Our poem this week by John Greenleaf Whittier is sung as a hymn.
you can hear it here
or print an alternate tune (one I'm more familiar with) here
or download tunes from The Cyber Hymnal here 

            Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
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!

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 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.

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