Although all we like sheep had gone astray
And wandered from the shelter of the fold
Our great good Shepherd followed our bent way
Through crags and hollows that cannot be told:
Good Shepherd laying all down for the sheep
And showing thus the wonders of God’s grace!
Great Shepherd of the sheep whose grace will keep
All whom He reaches to behold God’s face!
God laid upon Him our iniquities:
The iniquities of all who trust in Him
And find in Him their Fortress and their Rest;
He suffered once for these propensities
Which shut up Eden by the cherubim
When to man’s view the Saviour was oppressed.