On that recording of many hymns, full-choired and orchestra-ed, it caught me: the plea, the peace, the stilling…
“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…
“…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!”
-John Greenleaf Whittier
I make the plurals singular, and add “Amen.”
His calm to you this weekend.
9 thoughts on “His “Still Dews of Quietness””
“Let sense be dumb, and flesh retire”! So true and so necessary to experience the life of Jesus and to hear His voice!
Blessings from Sandra’s.
One of my absolute favorite hymns, both the melody and the meaning. thank you for the stillness reminder. And how you *ever* manage to take all those “silver” photos to accompany your sylver blog, I will never know. Just exquisite.
Thanks for the blessing of calm. Peace comes in the calm of His palm… I’ll seek Him.
Haunting picture… looks like an inspiration for a novel.
Yes, Mia, so true. And sometimes so difficult! Thanks for stopping by to comment. A blessed weekend to you!
I love both the lyrics and the music to this, too, Lynn, as I heard it. The melody really captured my heart and I had to go online and find out all the lyrics. Now one of my absolute favorites, also.
As for the photos, I dunno, I guess I just live in a “silvery” place (frosty, foggy, etc.)? So relieved to see it turning green now though!
“The calm of His palm,” I like that, Floyd. And now you’ve got me thinking “novel” thoughts. I took that photo last year, on an unusual day when the fog lay heavy and the sun burned right through. Looking at it again, I’m thinking yes, it does look haunting…
Do you not purposely choose silvery photos? I presumed so in keeping with your theme.
Consciously, Lynn? Once in a while. Maybe subconsciously other times. But mostly it just “happens.” 🙂
“Loverly”… both photo and words. Touching.
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