660. Gracious Savior, Gentle Shepherd

1 Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd,
children all are dear to you;
may your loving arms enfold them
in your care their whole life through;
fondly tend and safely keep them
in your mercy strong and true.

2 Tender Shepherd, never leave them,
never let them go astray;
by your warming love directed,
may they walk the narrow way!
Thus direct them and protect them,
lest they fall an easy prey.

3 By your holy word instruct them;
fill their minds with heav'nly light;
by your pow'rful grace onstrain them
always to approve what's right;
let them know your yoke is easy,
let them prove your burden's light.

4 Taught to say your holy praises
which on earth your children sing,
with their lips and hearts, sincerely,
glad thank off'rings may they bring,
then with all the saints in glory
join to praise their Lord and King.

Text Information
First Line: Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd
Title: Gracious Savior, Gentle Shepherd
Author: Jane E. Leeson, 1807-1882
Alterer: Jonathon Whittemore, 1802-1860
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture:
Topic: Christian Education and Nurture; Christ--Shepherd, the; Christian Education (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: SILAS, NEW
Composer: Nola Reed Knouse (1993)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1995 by Moravian Book of Worship



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