And is it true, as I am told (Joseph Barnby)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-04). Score information: A4, 1 page, 55 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Published: 1860 in Pleasant hymns for boys and girls
Description: No.165 from Hymn Tunes by Joseph Barnby, Novello (1897)
Original text and translations
1 And is it true as I am told,
That there are lambs within the fold
Of God's beloved Son?
That Jesus Christ, with tender care,
Will in His arms most gently bear
The helpless little one?
2 And I, a little straying lamb,
May come to Jesus as I am,
Though goodness I have none,
May now be folded on His breast
As birds within the parent nest,
And be His little one?
3 Others there are who love me too:
But who, with all their love, could do
What Jesus Christ has done?
Then if He teaches me to pray,
I'll surely go the Him and say:
"Lord, keep Thy little one."
4 Then by this gracious Shepherd fed,
And by His mercy gently led
Where living waters run,
My greatest pleasure will be this,
That I'm a little lamb of His,
Who loves the little one. Amen.