I Am Jesus' Little Lamb

Representative Text

1 I am Jesus' little lamb,
Ever glad at heart I am;
Jesus loves me, Jesus knows me,
All things fair and good He shows me;
Even calls me by my name;
Ev'ry day He is the same.

2 Safely in and out I go,
Jesus guides me here below;
When I hunger Jesus feeds me;
When I thirst, my Shepherd leads me
Where the waters softly flow,
Where the sweetest pastures grow.

3 Should I not be always glad?
None whom Jesus loves are sad;
And when this short life is ended,
Those whom the Good Shepherd tended
Will be taken to the skies,
There to dwell in Paradise.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #247

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 >

Translator: William Fleming Stevenson

May be the same person as the much more prolific, equally poorly attested William Stevenson.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am Jesus' little lamb, Ever glad at heart I am
Title: I Am Jesus' Little Lamb
German Title: Weil ich Jesu Schäflein bin
Translator: William Fleming Stevenson (1871)
Author: Henriette Louise von Hayn
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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