167 -†Shepherd of Tender Youth

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Shepherd of tender youth,
Guiding in love and truth,
Through devious way;
Christ our triumphant King,
We come Thy name to sing,
Hither our children bring
To shout Thy praise.

Thou are our holy Lord,
The all subduing Word,
Healer of strife;
Thou didst Thyself abase,
That from sinís deep disgrace
Thou mightest save our race,
And give us life.

Thou art the great High Priest;
Thou hast prepared the feast
Of heavenly love;
While in our mortal pain
None calls on Thee in vain;
Help Thou dost not disdain,
Help from above.

Ever be Thou our Guide,
Our Shepherd and our pride,
Our staff and song;
Jesus, Thou Christ of God,
By Thy perennial word,
Lead us where Thou hast trod,
Make our faith strong.