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117. Shepherd of tender youth

1 Shepherd of tender youth,
Guiding in love and truth
Through devious ways:
Christ, our triumphant King,
We come thy Name to sing;
Hither our children bring,
To shout thy 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 Thou art the Great High Priest,
Thou hast prepared the feast
Of heav'nly love:
While in our mortal pain,
None calls 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 thy perennial Word,
Lead us where thou hast trod; M
ake 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
Author (attributed to): Clement of Alexandria (c. 200)
Translator: Henry M. Dexter (1846)
Meter: 6. 6. 4. 6. 6. 6. 4.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Topic: Baptism; Christ, The Lord Jesus; Christ: Life, Ministry and Obedience of (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann G. Braun (1675)
Meter: 6. 6. 4. 6. 6. 6. 4.
Key: E♭ Major

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