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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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