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Hymns of the Christian Church.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

St. Clement of Alexandria. Tr. H. M. Dexter(?) 170–220

St. Clement of Alexandria. Tr. H. M. Dexter(?) 170–220

Greek Hymns

Shepherd of Tender Youth

SHEPHERD of tender youth

Guidign in love and truth

Through devious ways;

Christ our triumphant king,

We come Thy name to sing;

Hither our children bring

Tributes of praise.

Thou art our holy Lord,

The all-subduing Word,

Healer of strife:

Thou didst Thyself abase,

That from sin’s 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.

So now, and till we die,

Sound we Thy praises high,

And joyful sing.

Let all the holy throng

Who to Thy Church belong,

Unite and swell the song

To Christ our King!