I am Jesus' little lamb, And 'tis that I wish to be

I am Jesus' little lamb, And 'tis that I wish to be

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [I am Jesus' little lamb] (Kurzenknabe)
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am Jesus’ little lamb,
And ‘tis that I wish to be;
He my loving Shepherd is,
And he ever cares for me.

Refrain:
I am Jesus’ little lamb!
I am Jesus’ little lamb!
Little lamb! little lamb!
I am Jesus’ little lamb!

2 I am Jesus’ little lamb,
And He bears me on His arm;
If I put my trust in Him,
I need fear no sinful harm. [Refrain]

3 I am Jesus’ little lamb,
And His loving smile behold;
I am guided by His hand,
I am sheltered in His fold. [Refrain]

4 I am Jesus’ little lamb,
And I feast upon His love;
And I hope at last to dwell
In the heav’nly fields above. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #170

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am Jesus' little lamb, And 'tis that I wish to be
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Publication Date: 1891
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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