Shepherd Sufferings


Tune: Passion Chorale

('O sacred head, sore wounded')

1 Peter 2 v.21-25


Christ did in His suffering

Us an example bring

That we should his steps follow

He suffered, this we know

But did no sin, and neither

Was deceit found either

In His mouth, His words sinless

His mouth did speak to bless


Who when He was here reviled

Reviled not angry, wild

In return, and when suffered

No threatenings were heard

From Him, but He committed

Himself to Father's stead

He who judges righteously

All of humanity


Christ, He Himself our sin bore

In His own body sure

On the tree, the cross, that we

Being dead to sins, see

Should live unto righteousness

And too that we confess

By His stripes, wounds, we are healed

As He His life did yield


For you were as sheep going

Astray, lot in each thing

But are now returned unto

The Shepherd, Him you view

Shepherd, Bishop of your souls

Who does make each one whole

The Overseer, guardian

Safe we in Him, each one

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 5th, 2023 02:18
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in format.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 13


  • 2781


    • orchidee

      Thanks 2781.

    • Lorna


      • orchidee

        Thanks for looking in Lorna.

      • crypticbard

        The aim of many causes the reviling and yet the wholeness is real.

        • orchidee

          Thanks CB.

        • Neville

          my friend Clive was a shepherd .. he suffered a lot of embarrassment because his elder brother was a crook ..

          • orchidee

            Thanks N. lol.

          • sorenbarrett

            Peaceful and very reassuring, if only others would heed the words to not judge and be kind and giving, he would not have to go so far to gather his sheep.

            • orchidee

              Thanks SB.

            • Goldfinch60

              Good one Orchi.

              • orchidee

                Thanks Gold.

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