Author of the Lyrics
The author of the rousing
words of the "I Am Jesus Little Lamb " lyrics, Henriette Luise von Hayn ( May 22, 1724-August 27, 1782),
was born in Idstein, Nassau, Germany and
achieved fame as a teacher and Moravian Hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "I Am Jesus Little Lamb ", William Batchelder Bradbury (October 6, 1816-January 7, 1868),
was born in York, Maine, United States and
became famous as a composer and musician who enjoyed gospel music.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: I Am Jesus Little Lamb
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Henriette Luise von Hayn ( May 22, 1724
to August 27, 1782)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: Composite translation
Name of Composer of Music: William Batchelder Bradbury (October 6, 1816 to
January 7, 1868)
Hymn Category: Children Songs
First Line of Hymn: "I am Jesus' little lamb, Ever glad at heart I am"
First Publication Date:
I Am Jesus Little Lamb Lyrics
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.
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.
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.