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