I Am Jesus' Little Lamb

I am Jesus' little lamb; Ever glad at heart I am (Composite)

Author: Henriette Louise von Hayn
Tune: [Weil ich Jesu Schäflein bin] (5166543)
Published in 13 hymnals

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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.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #804

Author: Henriette Louise von Hayn

Hayn, Henrietta Luise von, daughter of Georg Heinrich von Hayn, master of the hounds to the Duke of Nassau, was born at Idstein, Nassau, May 22, 1724. In 1746 she was formally received into the Moravian community at Herrnhaag. There, and, after the dissolution of this community, at Grosshennersdorf, and, after 1751 at Herrnhut, she was engaged as teacher in the Girls' School; and after 1766 in caring for the invalid sisters of the community. She died at Herrnhut, Aug. 27, 1782. (Koch, vi. 443-447; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xi. 1.58, &c.) She was a gifted hymnwriter. A fervent love to Christ pervades her produc¬tions; and they are remarkably free from the unpleasant sentimentalism and that dwelling on the physical details of our Lord'… Go to person page >

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First Line: I am Jesus' little lamb; Ever glad at heart I am (Composite)
Title: I Am Jesus' Little Lamb
Author: Henriette Louise von Hayn
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Christian Worship (1993) #432


Christian Worship #804

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #177


Lutheran Service Book #740


Lutheran Worship #517

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Moravian Book of Worship #723


One and All Rejoice #275


The Cyber Hymnal #2709

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #192

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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