208. Shepherd of tender Youth

1 Shepherd of tender youth,
Guiding in love and truth,
Thro' devious ways;
Christ our triumphant King,
We come Thy name to sing,
And here our children bring
To shout Thy praise.

2 Thou art our holy Lord,
O all-subduing Word,
Healer of strife;
Thou didst thyself abase,
That from sin's deep disgrace
Thou mightest save our race,
And give us life.

3 Thou art the great High Priest;
Thou hast prepared the feast
Of holy love:
And in our mortal pain,
None call on thee in vain;
Help Thou dost not disdain,
Help from above.

4 Ever be near our side,
Our Shepherd and our Guide,
Our Staff and Song:
Jesus, Thou Christ of God,
By Thine enduring word,
Lead us where Thou hast trod,
Make our faith strong.

5 So now, until we die,
Sound we Thy praises high,
And joyful sing:
Let all the holy throng
Who to Thy Church belong,
Unite and swell the song
To Christ our King!

Text Information
First Line: Shepherd of tender youth
Title: Shepherd of tender Youth
Original Language: Greek
Author: Clement of Alexandria (ca. 220)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1918
Topic: Childhood and Youth: Youth; Childhood
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1832)
Key: E♭ Major

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