|Text:||Gracious Savior, Gentle Shepherd|
|Author:||Jane E. Leeson|
|Tune:||SIEH, HIER BIN ICH|
1 Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd,
Children all are dear to Thee;
Gathered with Thine arms and carried
In Thy bosom may they be;
Sweetly, fondly, safely tended,
From all want and danger free.
2 Tender Shepherd, never leave them,
Never let them go astray;
By Thy warning love directed,
May we walk the narrow way!
Thus direct them, thus defend them,
Lest they fall an easy prey.
3 Cleanse their hearts from sinful folly
In the stream Thy love supplied,
Mingled stream of blood and water
Flowing from Thy wounded side;
And to heav'nly pastures lead them,
Where Thine own still waters glide.
4 Let Thy holy Word instruct them;
Fill their minds with heavenly light;
Let Thy powerful grace constrain them
To approve whate'er is right;
Let them feel Thy yoke is easy,
Let them prove Thy burden light.
5 Taught to lisp Thy holy praises
Which on earth Thy children sing,
Both with lips and hearts, unfeignèd,
Glad thank-offerings may they bring;
Then with all the saints in glory
Join to praise their Lord and King.
Join to praise our Lord and King.
|First Line:||Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd|
|Title:||Gracious Savior, Gentle Shepherd|
|Author:||Jane E. Leeson (1842)|
|Alterer:||Jonathan Whittemore (cento, 1850)|
|Topic:||The Christian Home: Christian Education|
|Name:||SIEH, HIER BIN ICH|
|Source:||"Geistreiches Gesangbuch," Darmstadt, 1698|
|GRACIOUS SAVIOR, GENTLE SHEPHERD (Trinity Hymnal 416)|
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