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643. 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 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 host attended,
He shall fold me to his breast,
There within his arms to rest.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: I am Jesus' little lamb
Author: Henrietta L. von Hayn (1778)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 7. 8. 8. 7. 7.
Scripture: Isaiah 40:11
Topic: Christ: Guide; Christ: Shepherd; Death: Of Children
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WEIL ICH JESU SCHÄFLEIN BIN
Meter: 7. 7. 8. 8. 7. 7.
Key: D♭ Major
Source: Brüder Choral-Buch, 1784



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