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Our Shepherd to his ransomed flock

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1 Our Shepherd to His ransomed flock
No needful gift denies,
He leads us to the opened rock,
And manna still supplies.

2 And far beyond this tearful vale
His tender care extends:
The heav'nly food shall never fail
On which the soul depends.

3 Its emptiness His body fills,
For us once crucified,
And ll the spirit's thirst He stills
With blood from His dear side.

4 We, quickened thus, in Him remain
Who lives no more to die,
And from His fullness all obtain
That fits us for the sky.

5 O Christ! may we the food receive
With child-like faith in Thee,
And humbly still Thy Word believe,
When 'tis not ours to see.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #266a

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our Shepherd to his ransomed flock
Author: Matthias Loy



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Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d223

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #266

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #266a

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #266b

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