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First Line: Shepherd! Who with thine amorous, sylvan song
Last Line: With feet nailed to the cross, thou'rt waiting still for me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lope De Vega
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


Shepherd! who with thine amorous, sylvan song
Hast broken the slumber that encompassed me,
Who mad'st Thy crook from the accursed tree,
On which Thy powerful arms were stretched so long!
Lead me to mercy's ever-flowing fountains:
For Thou my Shepherd, guard, and guide shalt be;
I will obey Thy voice, and wait to see
Thy feet all-beautiful upon the mountains.
Hear, Shepherd! Thou who for Thy flock art dying,
Oh, wash away these scarlet sins, for Thou
Rejoicest at the contrite sinner's vow.
Oh wait! to Thee my weary soul is crying,
Wait for me! Yet why ask it, when I see,
With feet nailed to the cross, Thou'rt waiting still for me!





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