59. Shepherd of Eager Youth

1 Shepherd of eager youth,
Guiding in love and truth
Thru devious ways -
Christ, our triumphant King,
We come Thy Name to sing,
Hither Thy children bring,
Tributes of praise.

2 Thou art our holy Lord,
The 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 Ever be near our side,
Our shepherd and our guide,
Our staff and song:
Jesus, Thou Christ of God,
By Thy enduring word,
Lead us where Thou hast trod,
Make our faith strong.

Text Information
First Line: Shepherd of eager youth
Title: Shepherd of Eager Youth
Original Language: Greek
Author: Clement of Alexandria, c. 710 - c. 220
Translator: Henry Martyn Dexter, 1821-1890
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Comfort; Worship of God
Language: English
Notes: Earliest known Christian hymn
Tune Information
Composer: Felice De Giardini, 1716-1796
Arranger: Norman Johnson, 1928-
Key: F Major

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