It needs but slight provocation to make the wolf devour the lamb.
There under the cross is the sinner's sanctuary there, my friend, is the place for you and me. The first smiling look we shall get from God will be when looking unto Jesus; and the first time that we shall experience the alacrity of a lightened conscience, the relief and elasticity of the great life-burden lifted off, will be when we have laid our sins on the lamb of God.
God tempers the wind, said Maria, to the shorn lamb.Laurence Sterne
The lion and the lamb may, possibly, sumtime lay down in this world together for a fu minnits, but when the lion kums tew git up, the lamb will be missing.josh billings
The gentle Lady married to the Moor, And heavenly Una with her milk-white lamb.william wordsworth
White and shining virgin of all human virtues, ark of the covenant between earth and heaven, tender and strong companion partaking of the lion and of the lamb, Prayer! Prayer will give you the key of heaven! Bold and pure as innocence, strong, like all that is single and simple, this glorious, invincible Queen rests, nevertheless, on the material world; she takes possession of it; like the sun, she clasps it in a circle of light.honoré de balzac
We lived like that “Happy Family“ you sometimes see in traveling zoos: a lion caged with a lamb. It is a startling exhibit but the lamb has to be replaced frequently.robert a. heinlein
There is no flock, however watched and tended, but one dead lamb is there! There is no fireside howsoe'er defended, but has one vacant chair.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
I am going like a lamb to the slaughter; but I am calm as a summer's morning; I have a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward all men. I SHALL DIE INNOCENT, AND IT SHALL YET BE SAID OF ME HE WAS MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD.
The lion shall lie down with the lamb.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.
The fox barks not, when he would steal the lamb.
Booth led boldly with his big brass drum (Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?) The saints smiled gravelyand they said 'He's come.'(Nicholas) Vachel Lindsay
I have thus played the sedulous ape to Hazlitt, to lamb, to Wordsworth, to SirThomas Browne, to Defoe, to Hawthorne, to Montaigne, to Baudelaire and to Obermann.Robert Louis Stevenson
Between the mysteries of death and life Thou standest, loving, guiding, — not explaining; We ask, and Thou art silent, — yet we gaze, And our charmed hearts forget their drear complaining; No crushing fate, no stony destiny! Thou lamb that hast been slain, we rest in Thee.harriet beecher stowe
The mixture spoils two good things, as Charles lamb (Elia) used to say of brandy and water.Charles Lamb
And then, the quiet of the green, inland valleys of our Father's land, where no tempest comes any more, nor the loud winds are ever heard, nor the salt sea is ever seen; but perpetual calm and blessedness; all mystery gone, and all rebellion hushed and silenced, and all unrest at an end forever! " No more sea;" but, instead of that wild and yeasty chaos of turbulent waters, there shall be the river that makes glad the city of God, the river of water of life, that proceeds "out of the throne of God and of the lamb."
We should carry up our affections to the mansions prepared for us above, where eternity is the measure, felicity the state, angels the company, the lamb the light, and God the inheritance and portion of His people forever.
Because the lamb, who is in the midst of the throne, will shepherd them and will guide them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes.