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369. 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;
Hither our children bring
To shout Thy praise.

2. Thou art the great High Priest,
Thou hast prepared the feast
Of heavn'ly love;
While in our mortal pain
None calls on Thee in vain;
Help Thou dost not disdain,
Help from above.

3. Ever be Thou our guide,
Our Shepherd, and our pride,
Our staff and song;
Jesus, Thou Christ of God,
By Thy perennial Word
Lead us where Thou hast trod,
Make our faith strong.

4. So now, and till we die,
Sound we Thy praises high,
And joyful sing;
Infants, and the glad throng
Who to Thy Church belong,
United to swell the song
To Christ our King.

Text Information
First Line: Shepherd of tender youth
Title: Shepherd of Tender Youth
Translator: Henry M. Dexter (1846)
Author: Clement of Alexandria
Publication Date: 1929
Meter: 6 6 4 6 6 6 4
Topic: Home and Youth: Children
Language: English
Notes: The earliest known hymn of the Christian Church
Tune Information
Name: DORT
Composer: Lowell Mason (1832)
Meter: 6 6 4 6 6 6 4
Incipit: 13156 55752 32176
Key: C Major

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SHEPHERD OF TENDER YOUTH (Blue Psalter Hymnal 414)
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