A Journey of Faith

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Lamb

Little Lamb, who made Thee?
Dost thou know who made Thee?
Gave Thee life and bid Thee feed,
By the stream and o'er the mead;
Gave Thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing wolly bright;
Gave Thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice!

Little Lamb, who made Thee?
Dost Thou know who made Thee?
Little Lamb, I'll tell Thee,
Little Lamb, I'll tell Thee!
HE is called by Thy name,
For HE calls Himself a Lamb:
HE is meek and HE is mild,
He became a little child:
I a child and Thou a lamb,
We are called by HIS name.
Little Lamb, GOD bless Thee.
Little Lamb, GOD bless Thee.

William Blake, 1789

I have a very vague memory of having this poem read to me when I was very little. I think it may have been my grandmother who read it, I'm not sure. I do remember loving the way it sounded, like a song. I don't think I knew who it was about though, it would take over two decades before I fully appreciated who JESUS was, and is. If only someone had taken the time to explain JESUS and HIS gift to me when they read this poem, what a different life I would have lived! I am so thankful that HE kept after me until I found HIM!

JESUS, the Lamb, thank You for being a presence in my life, even before I knew about YOU! Thank You for Your prevenient grace in my life! I love YOU!! Amen

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