The Little Straying Lamb

And is it true what I am told

Author: Amelia M. Hull
Published in 23 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 And is it true, what I am told,
That there are lambs within the fold
Of God's beloved Son?
That Jesus Christ, with tender care,
Will in His arms most gently bear
The helpless little one?

2 And I, a little straying lamb,
May come to Jesus as I am,
Tho’ goodness I have none;
May now be folded to His breast,
As birds within the parent nest,
And be His little one.

3 Others there are who love me too,
But who, with all their love, can do
What Jesus Christ has done?
Then if He teaches me to pray,
I’ll surely go to Him and say,
Lord, keep Thy little one.

4 Thus, by this gracious Saviour fed,
And by His mercy gently led
Where living waters run,
My greatest pleasure will be this,
That I’m a little lamb of His
Who loves the little one.

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #37

Author: Amelia M. Hull

Hull, Amelia Matilda, daughter of William Thomas Hull, was born at Marpool Hall, Exmouth, circa 1825. Her publications include:— (1) Hymns by A. M. H., South Petherton, n.d. [1850]; (2) Heart Melodies, 1864; (3) The Silver Trumpet Answered; (4) Fruit from, the Tree of Life; (5) A Hymn-Book for Children; (6) Royal Musings concerning the King and His Work, n.d. [1884]. Miss Hull also contributed 22 hymns to Miss H. W. Soltau's Pleasant Hymns for Boys and Girls, n.d. [I860], From this collection her two popular hymns are taken:— 1. And is it true as I am told. The Good Shepherd. 2. There is life for a look at the Crucified One. Life in Christ. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: And is it true what I am told
Title: The Little Straying Lamb
Author: Amelia M. Hull
Language: English
Publication Date: 1861
Copyright: Public Domain


And is it true, as I am told? Amelia M. Hull. [Child's Hymn.] Contributed to Miss H. W. Soltau's Pleasant Hymns for Boys and Girls, N.D., but published in 1862. It consists of 6 stanzas of 6 lines. It is usually found in an abbreviated form, and sometimes with alterations. The hymnals which number it amongst their contents include the Hymnal Companion, No. 421; Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory No. 923; Major's Book of Praise, &c. [William T. Brooke]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

Children's Praise #d6

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Echo to Happy Voices #52

Gems for the Little Ones #d2

Gospel Hymns #d24

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Harmonies of Praise #46

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Hymn Tunes #165

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Joyful Lays #37

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Junior Carols #48

Little Children's Book #d4

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Little Children's Book #93

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Messages of Love Hymn Book #175

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #630

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Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #212

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Praise Book #85

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Songs of Grace and Glory #109

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Songs of the Covenant #40

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Sunny Songs for Little Folks Number One #56

The Evergreen #d5

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The School Hymnal #259

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The Sweet Singer #62

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