248a. Tender Shepherd, Thou hast stilled

1 Tender Shepherd, Thou hast stilled
Now Thy little lamb's brief weeping:
Ah, how peaceful, pale, and mild
In its narrow bed 'tis sleeping!
And no sign of anguish sore
Heaves that little bosom more.

2 In this world of care and pain,
Lord, Thou wouldst no longer leave it;
To the sunny heavenly plain
Thou dost now with joy receive it;
Clothed in robes of spotless white,
Now it dwells with Thee in light.

3 Ah, Lord Jesus, grant that we
Where it lives may soon be living,
And the lovely pastures see
That its heavenly food are giving;
Then the gain of death we prove,
Though Thou take what most we love.


Text Information
First Line: Tender Shepherd, Thou hast stilled
Title: Tender Shepherd, Thou hast stilled
Original Language: German
Translator: Miss Winkworth (1858)
Author: J. N. Meinhold (1835)
Publication Date: 1894
Topic: Burial of the Dead: For a Child
Language: English
Notes: Tune name in index: HARTFORD
Tune Information
Name: [Tender Shepherd, Thou hast stilled]
Composer: Henry Wilson

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