432. I Am Jesus' Little Lamb

1 I am Jesus' little lamb;
Ever glad at heart I am,
For my shepherd gently guides me,
Knows my needs and well provides me,
Loves me ev'ry day the same,
Even calls me by my name.

2 Day by day, at home, away,
Jesus is my staff and stay.
When I hunger, Jesus feeds me,
Into pleasant pastures leads me;
When I thirst, he bids me go
Where the quiet waters flow.

3 Who so happy as I am,
Even now the shepherd's lamb?
And when my short life is ended,
By his angel hosts attended,
He shall fold me to his breast,
There within his arms to rest.

Text Information
First Line: I am Jesus' little lamb
Title: I Am Jesus' Little Lamb
Original Language: German
Author: Henrietta L. von Hayn, 1724-82
Publication Date: 1993
Meter: 77 88 77
Topic: Trust
Source: Translation composite
Tune Information
Meter: 77 88 77
Key: C Major
Source: Choralbuch...Brüder-Gemeinen, Leipzig, 1784
Copyright: Setting: © 1982 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission of CPH.

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