The Shepherd of Our Souls

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O Christ, to You we have returned,
The Shepherd of our souls;
Who bore our sins upon the tree
To heal and make us whole.
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To You who give eternal life,
Good Shepherd, we give thanks;
You know our names—as we Your voice—
And hold us in Your hands.
3
From many “folds” You led us out,
To be one flock divine;
Our Shepherd, Door, our Pasture too,
Through You real rest we find.
4
Dear Lamb, our Shepherd on the throne,
You guide us all the way
To springs of waters, founts of life;
Each tear You wipe away.
5
Jesus, Great Shepherd of the Church,
How faithful is Your care—
Inclusive, gentle, rich, and strong,
Both present and fore’er.
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Grant us a shepherd’s heart, like Yours,
With tenderest concern;
To feed Your sheep, to nurse Your lambs,
Of You we all will learn.
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May we be carers of men’s souls,
With You, Chief Shepherd dear;
A crown of glory we’ll receive,
The hour when You appear.