"I Am Jesus; Little Lamb"
by Henrietta L. von Hayn, 1724-1782
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
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 every 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.
Hymn #648 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: John 21:15
Author: Henriette L. von Hayn, 1778
Translated by: composite
Titled: "Weil ich Jesu Schaeflein bin"
1st Published in: _Brueder Choral-Buch_, 1784
Tune: "Weil ich Jesu Schaeflein bin"