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The Good Shepherd

C.M.

1
Shepherd of Israel, from above
Thy feeble flock behold;
And let us never lose Thy love,
Nor wander from Thy fold.

2
Thou wilt not cast Thy lambs away;
Thy hand is ever near,
To guide them lest they go astray,
And keep them safe from fear.

3
Thy tender care supports the weak,
And will not let them fall;
Then teach us, Lord, Thy praise to speak,
And on Thy Name to call!

4
We want Thy help, for we are frail:
Thy light, for we are blind;
Let grace o’er all our doubts prevail,
To prove that Thou art kind.

5
Teach us the things we ought to know,
And may we find them true,
And still, in stature as we grow,
Increase in wisdom too.

6
Guide us through life; and then at last
Receive us into rest,
Thy tender arms around us cast,
And fold us to Thy breast.