To Thee O Christ Our God

To Thee, O Christ, our God,
Great Shepherd, who didst bear
The wandering sheep that strayed
Back to Thy shepherd care;

Who, pitying, gav’st Thy life,
That we might stray no more,-
To Thee our hearts we raise,
And Thee our songs adore.

Blest Spirit, source of life,
From Hades’ fearful gloom
Thou brought’st the Shepherd, Christ,
Who lay in mortal tomb,

That He might still provide,
And tend, and guard, and keep,
Where’er His flock, abides
One Shepherd, of His sheep.

Hymns from the East,