Scripture Verse

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27


Words: Hen­ri­et­te L. von Hayn, in the Brü­der Ge­sang­buch, 1778 (Weil ich Jesu Schäf­lein bin). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Fred­er­ick W. Fos­ter in the Mo­ra­vi­an Hymn Book (Lon­don: 1789).

Music: Herrn­hut Herrn­hut­ter Cho­ral­buch, 1735 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of von Hayn or Fos­ter (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus makes my heart rejoice,
I’m His sheep, and know His voice;
He’s a shepherd, kind and gracious,
And His pastures are delicious;
Constant love to me He shows,
Yea, my very name He knows.

Trusting His mild staff always,
I go in and out in peace;
He will feed me with treasure
Of His grace in richest measure;
When athirst to Him I cry,
Living water He’ll supply.

Should not I for gladness leap,
Led by Jesus as His sheep?
For when these blest days are over,
To the arms of my dear Savior
I shall be conveyed to rest:
Amen, yea, my lot is blest.