Little child, little lamb,
Sweet, innocent lamb
Crouched in pain,
Silent, inner pain.
Violated, cruelly ripped apart,
Bleeding to death
Inside, deep, deep inside.
Sunny childhood sweetness
Bitterly clutched and pawed away
By deathly touches, smooth embraces
That leave ripped-open wounds
Of inner turmoil.
Horror, helplessness, terror.
The Bogey Man is real.
When will the pain go away?
When will the torture end?
Curled up in a tight ball
Of filth and guilt.
Stripped of innocence.
Alone, desperately alone.
Crying tears of bitter pain
From a dark well that is continually
Refilled with newer, viler pain.
Abandoned to suffer in silence.
No one truly cares for the
Suffering a slow death
In darkness, grief, inner turmoil.
Oh Lamb of God!
Bruised, tortured, rejected, misused,
Assaulted by sinful men,
Come! Come heal your lambs!
Heal their hearts, bind their wounds,
Speak comfort, hope, joy, victory.
Hold them close to your wounded heart,
That by your stripes
They may be healed.
Wash them whiter than snow.
Adorn them with beauty and honor.
Bring them wholeness, complete healing.
Love them deeply, securely.
Embrace them with purity.
Restore to them their innocence.
Turn their darkness to sunshine,
Their despair to bright hope,
Their bitter loneliness to the fullness
Of your complete acceptance
Heal your lambs, oh Lamb of God!
Heal your lambs!