1 Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd,
our little ones are dear to thee;
gathered with thine arms and carried
in thy bosom may they be
sweetly, gently, safely tended,
from all want and danger free.
2 Tender Shepherd, never leave them
from thy fold to go astray;
by thy look of love directed,
may they walk the narrow way;
thus direct them, and protect them,
lest they fall an easy prey.
3 Let thy holy Word instruct them:
fill their minds with heav'nly light;
let thy love and grace constrain them,
to approve whate'er is right,
take thine easy yoke and wear it,
and to prove thy burden light.
4 Cleanse their hearts from sinful folly
in the stream thy love supplied;
mingled streams of blood and water
flowing from thy wounded side:
and to heav'nly pastures lead them,
where thine own still waters glide.
|First Line:||Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd|
|Title:||Gracious Savior, Gentle Shepherd|
|Author:||Jane E. Lesson (1842)|
|Adapter:||John Keble (1857; alt.)|
|Topic:||The Church: Baptism; Christ: Shepherd; Family Worship(1 more...)|
|Composer:||William L. Viner (1845)|
|GRACIOUS SAVIOR, GENTLE SHEPHERD (Trinity Hymnal 416)|
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