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O dear Redeemer crucified

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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.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #138

Author: Anna B. Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >

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EISENACH (Gesius)

MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…

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Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d100

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #138

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #138

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d387

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