Simon, Simon, Do You Love Me?

Simon, Simon, do you love me?

Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda
Tune: LAESCH
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Simon, Simon do you love me?
If you do, then feed my sheep.
Simon, Simon do you love me?
If you do, then feed my lambs.
Show me that my love has moved you.
Imitate how I have loved you.
Simon, Simon do you love me?
If you do, then feed my flock.

2 Simon, Simon do you love me?
If you do, then follow me.
Simon, Simon do you love me?
If you do, then follow me.
Follow where your faith will take you,
knowing I will not forsake you.
Simon, Simon do you love me?
If you do, then follow me.

3 Simon, Simon do you love me?
If you do, then feed my sheep.
Simon, Simon do you love me?
If you do, then feed my lambs.
Ponder why I called and trained you,
named you Rocklike, and ordained you,
do you love me, truly love me?
If you do, then feed my flock.

Source: Singing the New Testament #113

Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda

Jaroslav J. Vajda (b. Lorain, Ohio, 1919; d. 2008) Born of Czechoslovakian parents, Vajda was educated at Concordia College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Ordained as a Lutheran pastor in 1944, he served congregations in Pennsylvania and Indiana until 1963. He was editor of the periodicals The Lutheran Beacon (1959-1963) and This Day (1963-1971) and book editor and developer for Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis from 1971 until his retirement in 1986. Working mainly with hymn texts, Vajda served on several Lutheran commissions of worship. A writer of original poetry since his teens, he was the author of They Followed the King (1965) and Follow the King (1977). His translations from S… Go to person page >

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First Line: Simon, Simon, do you love me?
Title: Simon, Simon, Do You Love Me?
Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda
Copyright: © 1997 Concordia Publishing House

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Singing the New Testament #113

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