"Yea, He loved the people; all His saints are in Thy hand: and they sat down at Thy feet; every one shall receive of Thy words… The eternal God is Thy Refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms" (Deuteronomy 33:3,27). "Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding" (Psalm 119:73). "Jesus… saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and He began to teach them many things" (Mark 6:34).
The love of God was surely sweet
When, tenderly, He taught His own.
The people sat down at His feet
As His commandments were made known.
He was their Refuge from all harms,
Like Daniel from the lion's teeth,
Embraced in everlasting arms
Which He assured were underneath.
The hands of God that make and fashion
Our souls have proved He knows us best
Who teaches us with great compassion
To come to Him and find our rest.
O Lord our God, our Tender Teacher,
We thank You for Your saving grace
Declared on earth to every creature
Whom You have taught to seek Your face!