Christ, Who Once Among Us

Christ, who once amongst us

Author: William S. Bourne (1868)
Tune: [Christ, who once amongst us]
Published in 29 hymnals

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1. Christ, who once among us as a child did dwell,
Is the children’s Savior, 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. There 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 strife,
Help us to remember all Thy love and care,
Trust in Thee, and love Thee
Always, everywhere.

Author: William S. Bourne

Bourne, William St. Hill, born in 1846, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School, and the London College of Divinity. Taking Holy Orders in 1869 he became successively Curate of Holy Trinity, Derby; Harrow-on-the-Hill; St. Paul's, St. Leonards-on-Sea; Ashford, Kent; in 1875, Vicar of Pinner, Middlesex; and in 1880, Vicar of All Saints, Haggerstone. Author of Poems in various periodicals; Church Work and the Working Classes, published in Church Bells, 1875, &c. In 1879 he became editor of The Mission Field, for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. As a hymn-writer he is known through the following hymns:— 1. Children's voices strive not vainly, Sunday School Anniversary. Written in 1868. 2. Christ, W… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ, who once amongst us
Title: Christ, Who Once Among Us
Author: William S. Bourne (1868)
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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