1. "He shall carry the lambs in his bosom," we read,
He shall gather them there with his arm,
His tenderness stoops to their bitterest need,
In him there is shelter from harm.
Go carry my weak ones, the Shepherd would say,
Go out in the darkness and cold,
And search till you find them tho' far they may stray,
And carry them safe to the fold.
2. To us he has given the care of the sheep,
To lead them until he shall come
To seek for the lost ones o'er valley and steep,
And bring them all faithfully home. [Chorus]
3. For one day he cometh to gather his own,
And what will we have then to say?
He'll ask for the soul of the brother we've known
Who fainted and fell by the way. [Chorus]Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #91