Text:Shepherd of Tender Youth
Author (attributed to):Clement of Alexandria
Translator:Henry M. Dexter
Composer:Lowell Mason

628. 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 join 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 Thou our Guide,
Our Shepherd and our Pride,
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, and till we die,
Sound we Thy praises high,
And joyful sing;
Infants and the glad throng,
Who to Thy church belong,
Unite to swell the song
To Christ, our King.


Text Information
First Line: Shepherd of tender youth
Title: Shepherd of Tender Youth
Greek Title: Στόμον πώλων ἀϐαων
Translator: Henry M. Dexter (1846)
Author (attributed to): Clement of Alexandria (c. 200)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Christian Home: Christian Education
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1832)
Key: E♭ Major

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