To Thee, O Christ, our God

To Thee, O Christ, our God

Translator: John Brownlie (1907)
Published in 1 hymnal

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To Thee, O Christ, our God,
Great Shepherd, who didst bear
The wandering sheep that strayed
Back to Thy shepherd care;

Who, pitying, gav’st Thy life,
That we might stray no more,—
To Thee our hearts we raise,
And Thee our songs adore.

Blest Spirit, source of life,
From Hades’ fearful gloom
Thou brought’st the Shepherd, Christ,
Who lay in mortal tomb,

That He might still provide,
And tend, and guard, and keep,
Where’er His flock, abides
One Shepherd, of His sheep.

Hymns from the East, 1907

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: To Thee, O Christ, our God
Translator: John Brownlie (1907)
Language: English


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