662. Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice

1 Jesus makes my heart rejoice,
I’m his sheep, and know his voice;
he’s a Shepherd, kind and gracious,
And his pastures are delicious;
constant love to me he shows,
yea, my very name he knows.

2 Trusting his mild staff always,
I go in and out in peace;
he will feed me with treasure
of his grace in richest measure;
when athirst to him I cry,
Living water he’ll supply.

3 Should not I for gladness leap,
led by Jesus as his sheep?
For when these blessed days are over
to the arms of my dear Savior
I shall be conveyed to rest.
Amen, yea, my lot is blessed.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus makes my heart rejoice
Title: Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice
Author: Henriette Louise von Hayn (1776)
Translator: Frederick W. Foster (1789, alt.)
Meter: Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Christian Education and Nurture; Christ--Guidance; Christ--Shepherd, the (3 more...)
Notes: Alternate translation, hymn 723
Tune Information
Name: HAYN
Meter: Trochaic
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Herrnhut (c. 1740); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)
Notes: 82 D in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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