And is it true, as I am told (Joseph Barnby)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-04).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP.

General Information

Title: And is it true, as I am told
Tune: The little lamb
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Amelia Matilda Hull

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: S
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 886. 886

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 165, p. 98


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Original text and translations

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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.