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Lambs of the Upper Fold

Many children dear to us]while here

Author: Knowles Shaw
Tune: [Many children dear to us while here]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Many children dear to us while here
Have gone, but we are told
That our absent ones in Heav’n appear,
Among the saints enrolled,
As the lambs of the upper fold.

For Jesus leads the tender lambs,
They are now in the land
Where they ne’er grow old;
How dear to us are the loving lambs,
The lambs of the upper fold.

2 I see the throne, I hear the song,
’Mid the angels on the other shore;
In the pastures green they are ever seen,
On Canaan’s peaceful shore,
In the land where they weep no more. [Refrain]

3 Now let us live—to Jesus give
Our strength while young and old;
So when we are gone we may rest at home,
And walk the streets of gold,
With the lambs of the upper fold. [Refrain]

4 Then let us go to the land above,
And be with the saints enrolled,
To bear the palm, and wear the crown,
And share that bliss untold,
With the lambs of the upper fold. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12171

Author: Knowles Shaw

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, Ohio, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Many children dear to us]while here
Title: Lambs of the Upper Fold
Author: Knowles Shaw
Refrain First Line: For Jesus leads the tender lambs
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12171
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12171

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