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Christ, who once amongst us

Christ, who once amongst us

Tune: [Christ, who once amongst us]
Published in 16 hymnals

Full Text

1 Christ, who once amongst us
As a child did dwell,
Is the children's Saviour,
And He loves us well;
If we keep our promise
Made Him at the Font,
He will be our Shepherd,
And we shall not want.

2 Then it was they laid us
In those tender Arms,
Where the lambs are carried
Safe from all alarms;
If we trust His promise
He will let us rest
In His Arms forever,
Leaning on His Breast.

3 Though we may not see Him
For a little while,
We shall know He holds us,
Often feel His smile;
Death will be to slumber
In that sweet embrace,
And we shall awaken
To behold His Face.

4 He will be our Shepherd
After as before,
By still heavenly waters
Lead us evermore;
Make us lie in pastures
Beautiful and green,
Where none thirst or hunger,
And no tears are seen.

5 Jesus, our good Shepherd,
Laying down Thy life,
Lest Thy sheep should perish
In the cruel strike,
Help us to remember
All Thy love and care,
Trust in Thee, and love Thee,
Always, everywhere.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #181

Text Information

First Line: Christ, who once amongst us



Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #351Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #605
Good as Gold: A New Collection of Sunday School Songs #141Page Scan
Hosanna for the Sunday School #48Page Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #572
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #447
Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #333
S. Mary's hymnal: a collection of hymns, songs and carols for use at the Holy Eucharist, children's services, guild meetings, mission services #155Page Scan
Songs of Praise and Prayer : for the Sunday School and Social Meeting #279Page Scan
The Church Hymnal Revised: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general convetions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occastions #609Page Scan
The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #140Page Scan
The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer with accompanying tunes (3rd ed., rev. and enl.) #501Page Scan
The Methodist Hymnal #683Page Scan
The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal #18Page Scan
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #351Page Scan
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #181TextPage Scan