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