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The little lamb showing how it wandered, how it suffered, and how it was saved by the good shepherd

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The little lamb showing how it wandered, how it suffered, and how it was saved by the good shepherd
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Lambs -- Juvenile literature ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1880
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J. M. KRONHEIM & C0.. LQNDON,

BY THE GOOD SHEPHERD.

SHOWING HOW IT WANDERED



























THE LITTLE LAMB.

aS IC GEC Sa ——

FRIEND of chilly en, “a ste loves them very much, one day went to see a school
i of infant orphans. He had been to visit hous before, and had talked with
them, and they knew him again. When he ‘came into ‘the schoolroom, their
eyes looked bright, and they were very glad that he was come once more.
Then they marched in a row, and went into another room, eS there was a
gallery, on which they were soon seated.

Their friend talked to them kindly. He asked them about many things.
- He spoke to them about the Bible, and phe good and true ‘things i im ut. He
gave them some
short rhymes and
verses, of which
they were very
fond, and they
said them after.
him. He then
told them some
little stories
about children,
and about good
men and women,
“> and about many
things which God
had made and
given tous. There
was one story that
~~ pleased them
- very much, and
\- as other children
may like it too, it
is put in print
that they also,
may know what
Â¥ the said about it.













































Fee



















x

THE LITTLE LAMB.

SHOWING HOW IT WANDERED, HOW IT SUFFERED, AND HOW IT WAS SAVED
BY THE GOOD SHEPHERD. ;

S08

Ture was a Little Lamb that lived in a very beautiful green field,

Where flowers blow, and streams flow.





He was under the care of a very kind Shepherd, and was kept quite safe. The
Little Lamb ran about among the grass, and played there, glad and happy.
There were many other lambs, and they were never angry, they never hurt
each other ; but they all lived in peace and love.
One day the Little Lamb of which we speak ran away from the rest, and
went to the end of the field. All round ‘it there was a bank
and a hedge, to keep the flock from going astray. The Little
Lamb went up to the top of the bank,
and looked through the hedge. Every-
thing seemed very
pretty onthe other
side ; there were many
fine plants, and the



















birds were singing in the trees, and there was a large broad path that seemed
to lead to some green fields beyond. shag

For many days the Little Lamb went to the bank, and looked through the
hedge. Then he did not seem so pleased as before with his own field,

Appia Ren, ea _. Where flowers grow, and streams flow;
but he wanted to go on the other side, and to run in the broad path.

After some time, he looked about along the hedge to try and find a hole
through which he might creep, and then go just a little way on the other side,
and soon run back again. After looking a long time he found a hole in the
hedge. He put in his nose, and then his neck, and then part of his body,
when.a sharp thorn gave him a prick on the breast that covered it with blood.
He pushed it aside, and went further in, when many thorns pricked his face,

and his sack, and his feet, and made his eyes almost
. blind. He ought to have gone back, but he saw a place
“. where the hedge seemed thinner, and he pushed to-
wards it. It was hard work; the wool on his back
was torn, and he was hurt all over; but at last he
\ got through the hedge to the other side. He now
) seemed glad, and rested on the grass,
nd heard the birds sing, and. looked

















round and saw what a wide country there was all around, where he could rove

about from place to place.

The Little Lamb then rose, and went into the broad way: he found that
it led into many other paths, and he ran on into one and another, and into a
great many more paths. He seemed glad for a time, but as the sun was
setting he wanted to get back again to the field,

Where flowers blow, and streams flow.

So he tried to find his way back again, but the more he went from one path
to another he seemed to get further and further away. He was quite lost,
lost. He then lay down under a tree, for he was very tired,
and, oh! how he wished that he had never gone astray!
Then it began to get dark. The clouds were very heavy,
and the rain fell fast, and a great storm came on. The
lightning began to flash, and the thunder to
roar, and the limbs of the Little Lamb
shook with fear. The tree under which
he lay was struck by the lightning ;

































he was only Just able to run away before it came down upon the place where
he had rested. Some of the branches fell on his back as he was going away,
and gave him great pain.

The Little Lamb now ran into a thick wood, and tried to find shelter there..
The night soon came on ; not a star was to be seen ; all was dark, dark. The
Lamb was cold and wet, hungry and weak. He knew not where to go or
what to do.

In the dark night the Little Lamb heard the cries of wild beasts. Then a
great lion roared aloud, and came nearer and nearer. He saw the Little Lamb
and soon came near to ‘him, Oh! how did he shake with fear! He rose and

\ tried to run away, the lion was about to spring on him, when,

lo! the Little Lamb fell down into a deep and narrow pit.
The lion stood over the pit and roared and lashed his
ha tail. The Lamb fell to the bottom of the pit, among

oe thorns, and mud, and
creeping things. Oh!
how did he suffer! His
wool was tornand dirty,
_ his body was full of

pain, and the lion was





near him. There the Lamb lay, and his cries became more and more faint,
and he seemed ready to die.

While the Lamb was going astray, the kind Shepherd, on walking round
the field, missed him. He saw the foot-marks, and found the hole in the
hedge, and some of the wool left there, and knew the sad state of his Little
Lamb. He then took his crook in one hand, and a lamp in the other, and
went after the lost one. When he came into the dark wood he stopped, for
he heard the faint cries of his Little Lamb. He then ran to the pit. The
lion saw him and his lamp, and turned round and ran away, for he was afraid
of the Shepherd. The cries of the Little Lamb had almost died
away when the Shepherd came near. By the light of his lamp he
saw the Lamb, and he spoke kindly to him. Then with his rod and |
with his crook he drew the Little Lamb out of the dirty pit.

The kind Shepherd then took the Little Lamb, and washed him#
quite clean, and put oil on his wounds, and bound them up, and \}
took him up in his arms and carried him’ F
in his bosom. Oh! how happy was the
Little Lamb now! When he heard the
lion and the wild beasts roar, he clung

















the closer and closer to the arm and the heart of the kind Shepherd, who bore
him back to the field,

Where flowers blow, and streams flow.

Now the Little Lamb no more wished to go astray. He loved to keep near
the Good Shepherd, and was safe and happy in his fold.

When the kind friend who had thus spoken to the children had done, he
and they had a great deal to say to each other. He
first of all asked them “‘ Who is like the Little Lamb ?” .
Several said, “ We are, sir.” He stopped as if he é tle
wanted some other answer, when at last a little girl F
added, “ I am, sir.” He then said, “ That is right,
every one should feel that he or she has gone astray
like the Little Lamb.” Then he taught them, a line at
a time, to say this text after him :
















« All we like sheep have gone astray ;
We have turned every one to his own way ;
And the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”

“* Yes,” said he, “‘ Jesus Christ bore
our sins in His own body on the tree,
that is, the cross. Oh! how we ought
to love Him who saw us going astray,
and came to seek and to save the lost.”

Then they talked about the naughty ©
ways of the Little Lamb. How he
wanted to get out of the field. How
he would not go back when the thorns
pricked him ; like children, who know
what is right and do what is wrong.
And of the lion, and the text which
says, that Satan, “ as a roariug lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may
devour.” And of the cries of the Little
Lamb, and how the kind Shepherd was
so quick to hear him,. and how the
true Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, is
always ready to hear all who pray to
Him.



10.













Then their friend asked who was like the kind Shepherd, when many little —
tongues said, “‘ Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.” ‘“ Yes,” he said, ‘ you are
quite right ; and now say these words again after me.
‘He shall feed his flock like a shepherd ;
He shall gather the lambs with his arm,
And carry them in his bosom.’ ”—Isaiah xl. 11.
The little orphans said these words over and over again. Then their kind
friend said, “‘ Yes, my dear children, Jesus is the Good Shepherd ; and you all
know how he took little children in His arms, and put His hands on them, and
blessed them. And He is now ready to bless you, my dears. He is as kind~
now He is in heaven as when on earth. And let us never forget that Jesus

Christ, said, ‘I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His life







12









for the sheep, John x. 11. And He did give up His life on the cross to save
us. We must believe on Him, love Him, and obey Him.

‘Now let me add, that Christ, after He had died for us and rose again,
and before He went back to heaven, said unto Peter, ‘ Feed my lambs.’ Oh!
how kind He was! Oh! how kind He is! How we should love Him!

‘¢ Now, my dear children, I have been trying to feed you little lambs before

~ me, and to lead you into green pastures and beside the still waters, so I hope
_ you will all try to think of what I have said and taught you from the Bible.”

It was past school-time, and play-time was come, but the dear little children

wanted their friend to stay longer: he did so; and they had much to say to -
“one another. As he left the room, the eyes and faces of the little ones seemed

to say, ‘“‘ We hope, sir, you will come to see us again.”











ad

gt












THE
GREEN PASTURES.

“ The Lord is my Shepherd ;

I shall not want.

bs > BP. RAS He maketh me to lie down in green pastures ;

Mei 0" He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake. ,

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the-
shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me;

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.”












foe ietases iii ig gh gh gk Sigh.

“a.” And when our feet would go astray,



- And in His love alone rejoice.



“We shall our heavenly Shephérd SEC, .



THE LITTLE CAMB 2,

Lorp, our Shepherd, deign to keep
Thy little lambs, Thy feeble sheep,

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Uphold and guide us in Thy way.

Our Shepherd, Jesus, kindly gave »
His precious life, the flock to save:
Oh may we hear and know His voice,

When faint and trembling with alarms,

Oh gather us within thine:arms:

Kind Shepherd, on Thy gracious breast |
The weakest lamb may safely rest.

Lead us to pastures rich and green,

Where Thy free bounties most are seen 35.
There may Thy gentle waters roll, a

To cheer and save the fainting soul.

Thus blest, though we should walk the valg
Where death’s deep shadows wil prevail, --.

*

a5

His rod and staff our comfort be. ,

Surely Thy goodness andgour praise

Shall fill up all our fading days: .
Then dying, gather us above =
To cw own fold, the heaven of love. , =





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J. M. KRONHEIM & C0.. LQNDON,

BY THE GOOD SHEPHERD.

SHOWING HOW IT WANDERED





















THE LITTLE LAMB.

aS IC GEC Sa ——

FRIEND of chilly en, “a ste loves them very much, one day went to see a school
i of infant orphans. He had been to visit hous before, and had talked with
them, and they knew him again. When he ‘came into ‘the schoolroom, their
eyes looked bright, and they were very glad that he was come once more.
Then they marched in a row, and went into another room, eS there was a
gallery, on which they were soon seated.

Their friend talked to them kindly. He asked them about many things.
- He spoke to them about the Bible, and phe good and true ‘things i im ut. He
gave them some
short rhymes and
verses, of which
they were very
fond, and they
said them after.
him. He then
told them some
little stories
about children,
and about good
men and women,
“> and about many
things which God
had made and
given tous. There
was one story that
~~ pleased them
- very much, and
\- as other children
may like it too, it
is put in print
that they also,
may know what
Â¥ the said about it.













































Fee













x

THE LITTLE LAMB.

SHOWING HOW IT WANDERED, HOW IT SUFFERED, AND HOW IT WAS SAVED
BY THE GOOD SHEPHERD. ;

S08

Ture was a Little Lamb that lived in a very beautiful green field,

Where flowers blow, and streams flow.





He was under the care of a very kind Shepherd, and was kept quite safe. The
Little Lamb ran about among the grass, and played there, glad and happy.
There were many other lambs, and they were never angry, they never hurt
each other ; but they all lived in peace and love.
One day the Little Lamb of which we speak ran away from the rest, and
went to the end of the field. All round ‘it there was a bank
and a hedge, to keep the flock from going astray. The Little
Lamb went up to the top of the bank,
and looked through the hedge. Every-
thing seemed very
pretty onthe other
side ; there were many
fine plants, and the













birds were singing in the trees, and there was a large broad path that seemed
to lead to some green fields beyond. shag

For many days the Little Lamb went to the bank, and looked through the
hedge. Then he did not seem so pleased as before with his own field,

Appia Ren, ea _. Where flowers grow, and streams flow;
but he wanted to go on the other side, and to run in the broad path.

After some time, he looked about along the hedge to try and find a hole
through which he might creep, and then go just a little way on the other side,
and soon run back again. After looking a long time he found a hole in the
hedge. He put in his nose, and then his neck, and then part of his body,
when.a sharp thorn gave him a prick on the breast that covered it with blood.
He pushed it aside, and went further in, when many thorns pricked his face,

and his sack, and his feet, and made his eyes almost
. blind. He ought to have gone back, but he saw a place
“. where the hedge seemed thinner, and he pushed to-
wards it. It was hard work; the wool on his back
was torn, and he was hurt all over; but at last he
\ got through the hedge to the other side. He now
) seemed glad, and rested on the grass,
nd heard the birds sing, and. looked











round and saw what a wide country there was all around, where he could rove

about from place to place.

The Little Lamb then rose, and went into the broad way: he found that
it led into many other paths, and he ran on into one and another, and into a
great many more paths. He seemed glad for a time, but as the sun was
setting he wanted to get back again to the field,

Where flowers blow, and streams flow.

So he tried to find his way back again, but the more he went from one path
to another he seemed to get further and further away. He was quite lost,
lost. He then lay down under a tree, for he was very tired,
and, oh! how he wished that he had never gone astray!
Then it began to get dark. The clouds were very heavy,
and the rain fell fast, and a great storm came on. The
lightning began to flash, and the thunder to
roar, and the limbs of the Little Lamb
shook with fear. The tree under which
he lay was struck by the lightning ;






























he was only Just able to run away before it came down upon the place where
he had rested. Some of the branches fell on his back as he was going away,
and gave him great pain.

The Little Lamb now ran into a thick wood, and tried to find shelter there..
The night soon came on ; not a star was to be seen ; all was dark, dark. The
Lamb was cold and wet, hungry and weak. He knew not where to go or
what to do.

In the dark night the Little Lamb heard the cries of wild beasts. Then a
great lion roared aloud, and came nearer and nearer. He saw the Little Lamb
and soon came near to ‘him, Oh! how did he shake with fear! He rose and

\ tried to run away, the lion was about to spring on him, when,

lo! the Little Lamb fell down into a deep and narrow pit.
The lion stood over the pit and roared and lashed his
ha tail. The Lamb fell to the bottom of the pit, among

oe thorns, and mud, and
creeping things. Oh!
how did he suffer! His
wool was tornand dirty,
_ his body was full of

pain, and the lion was


near him. There the Lamb lay, and his cries became more and more faint,
and he seemed ready to die.

While the Lamb was going astray, the kind Shepherd, on walking round
the field, missed him. He saw the foot-marks, and found the hole in the
hedge, and some of the wool left there, and knew the sad state of his Little
Lamb. He then took his crook in one hand, and a lamp in the other, and
went after the lost one. When he came into the dark wood he stopped, for
he heard the faint cries of his Little Lamb. He then ran to the pit. The
lion saw him and his lamp, and turned round and ran away, for he was afraid
of the Shepherd. The cries of the Little Lamb had almost died
away when the Shepherd came near. By the light of his lamp he
saw the Lamb, and he spoke kindly to him. Then with his rod and |
with his crook he drew the Little Lamb out of the dirty pit.

The kind Shepherd then took the Little Lamb, and washed him#
quite clean, and put oil on his wounds, and bound them up, and \}
took him up in his arms and carried him’ F
in his bosom. Oh! how happy was the
Little Lamb now! When he heard the
lion and the wild beasts roar, he clung














the closer and closer to the arm and the heart of the kind Shepherd, who bore
him back to the field,

Where flowers blow, and streams flow.

Now the Little Lamb no more wished to go astray. He loved to keep near
the Good Shepherd, and was safe and happy in his fold.

When the kind friend who had thus spoken to the children had done, he
and they had a great deal to say to each other. He
first of all asked them “‘ Who is like the Little Lamb ?” .
Several said, “ We are, sir.” He stopped as if he é tle
wanted some other answer, when at last a little girl F
added, “ I am, sir.” He then said, “ That is right,
every one should feel that he or she has gone astray
like the Little Lamb.” Then he taught them, a line at
a time, to say this text after him :
















« All we like sheep have gone astray ;
We have turned every one to his own way ;
And the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”

“* Yes,” said he, “‘ Jesus Christ bore
our sins in His own body on the tree,
that is, the cross. Oh! how we ought
to love Him who saw us going astray,
and came to seek and to save the lost.”

Then they talked about the naughty ©
ways of the Little Lamb. How he
wanted to get out of the field. How
he would not go back when the thorns
pricked him ; like children, who know
what is right and do what is wrong.
And of the lion, and the text which
says, that Satan, “ as a roariug lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may
devour.” And of the cries of the Little
Lamb, and how the kind Shepherd was
so quick to hear him,. and how the
true Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, is
always ready to hear all who pray to
Him.



10.







Then their friend asked who was like the kind Shepherd, when many little —
tongues said, “‘ Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.” ‘“ Yes,” he said, ‘ you are
quite right ; and now say these words again after me.
‘He shall feed his flock like a shepherd ;
He shall gather the lambs with his arm,
And carry them in his bosom.’ ”—Isaiah xl. 11.
The little orphans said these words over and over again. Then their kind
friend said, “‘ Yes, my dear children, Jesus is the Good Shepherd ; and you all
know how he took little children in His arms, and put His hands on them, and
blessed them. And He is now ready to bless you, my dears. He is as kind~
now He is in heaven as when on earth. And let us never forget that Jesus

Christ, said, ‘I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His life







12



for the sheep, John x. 11. And He did give up His life on the cross to save
us. We must believe on Him, love Him, and obey Him.

‘Now let me add, that Christ, after He had died for us and rose again,
and before He went back to heaven, said unto Peter, ‘ Feed my lambs.’ Oh!
how kind He was! Oh! how kind He is! How we should love Him!

‘¢ Now, my dear children, I have been trying to feed you little lambs before

~ me, and to lead you into green pastures and beside the still waters, so I hope
_ you will all try to think of what I have said and taught you from the Bible.”

It was past school-time, and play-time was come, but the dear little children

wanted their friend to stay longer: he did so; and they had much to say to -
“one another. As he left the room, the eyes and faces of the little ones seemed

to say, ‘“‘ We hope, sir, you will come to see us again.”





ad

gt












THE
GREEN PASTURES.

“ The Lord is my Shepherd ;

I shall not want.

bs > BP. RAS He maketh me to lie down in green pastures ;

Mei 0" He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake. ,

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the-
shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me;

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.”






foe ietases iii ig gh gh gk Sigh.

“a.” And when our feet would go astray,



- And in His love alone rejoice.



“We shall our heavenly Shephérd SEC, .



THE LITTLE CAMB 2,

Lorp, our Shepherd, deign to keep
Thy little lambs, Thy feeble sheep,

ae

Uphold and guide us in Thy way.

Our Shepherd, Jesus, kindly gave »
His precious life, the flock to save:
Oh may we hear and know His voice,

When faint and trembling with alarms,

Oh gather us within thine:arms:

Kind Shepherd, on Thy gracious breast |
The weakest lamb may safely rest.

Lead us to pastures rich and green,

Where Thy free bounties most are seen 35.
There may Thy gentle waters roll, a

To cheer and save the fainting soul.

Thus blest, though we should walk the valg
Where death’s deep shadows wil prevail, --.

*

a5

His rod and staff our comfort be. ,

Surely Thy goodness andgour praise

Shall fill up all our fading days: .
Then dying, gather us above =
To cw own fold, the heaven of love. , =





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