1 O dear Redeemer crucified,
Thou faithful Shepherd who hast died
To save from death Thy helpless sheep,
We pray Thee, risen Saviour, keep
In Thy secure protection still
The sheep who hearken to Thy will.
2 All we like sheep had gone astray
From Thy blest fold and lost our way,
Left pleasant pastures, verdant lands,
For barren wastes and desert sands;
But O, Thy shepherd-love so deep
Sought till it found Thy erring sheep.
3 O Shepherd Saviour, we rejoice
To be Thine own, to hear Thy voice.
Bought with a price, we now are Thine,
And known of Thee, O Love divine!
By grace unto Thy fold restored,
Let us not stray again, dear Lord.
4 Dear Lord, our eyes of faith behold
In truth one Shepherd and one fold,
Kept through the Spirit's bond of peace
In unity which ne'er shall cease.
As Thou hast promised, we shall be
Thine own in all eternity.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #138