723. 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 need and well provides me,
loves me ev'ry day the same,
even call 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 is happy as I am,
even now the Shepherd's lamb?
And when my short life is ended,
by his angel host 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: Henriette Louise von Hayn (1776)
Translator: Anonymous
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Trust and Guidance; Children and Youth; Christ--Guidance (2 more...)
Notes: Alternate translation, hymn 662
Tune Information
Key: C Major
Source: Herrnhut (c. 1735); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)
Notes: 82 E in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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