Repton (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
- Editor: Mark Hamilton Dewey (submitted 2008-09-26). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 54 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: This arrangement by Mark Hamilton Dewey is set to the lyrics of Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (as seen on HymnWiki.org).
- Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-11). Score information: A4, 1 page, 31 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: SATB version in English from the Cyber Hymnal™. harmonisation only.
First published: 1888
- Parry's tune "Repton" (Dear Lord and Father of Mankind) is played on Euphonium and organ in this UTube clip.
- HymnWiki article with the SSATBB version in the key of E♭
- The E version on this article is probably easier to play on the piano for people with smaller hands
- HymnWiki article with the SSATBB version set to the lyrics of The Hour of Peaceful Rest
Original text and translations
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.