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Published in “The Hymnary”, Novello, 1872.
|1||Tender Shepherd, Thou hast stilled||2||In this world of care and pain,|
|Now Thy little lamb’s brief weeping:||Lord, Thou wouldst no longer leave it;|
|Ah, how peaceful, pale, and mild,||To the sunny heavenly plain|
|In its narrow bed ’tis sleeping!||Thou dost now with joy receive it;|
|And no sigh of anguish sore
Heaves that little bosom more.
|Clothed in robes of spotless white,
Now it dwells with Thee in light.
|3||Ah, Lord Jesu, grant that we|
|Where it lives may soon be living,|
|And the lovely pastures see|
|That its heavenly food are giving;|
|Then the gain of death we prove,
Though Thou take what we most love. Amen.
|Tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827 - 78..|
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