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12. A Long-Lost Lamb

A long-lost lamb is in the fold,
a woman's coin retrieved,
a wayward son is home again,
most lovingly received.
Good news! It's time to celebrate
with friends who gather round.
So God rejoices, Jesus said,
whene'er the lost is found!

The little man who climbed a tree
has found a friend at last.
A woman with her cup of tears
has put behind her past.
Good news! It's time to celebrate
with friends who gather round.
So God rejoices, Jesus said,
whene'er the lost is found!

The fisherman who turned away
receives another chance.
A Pharisee has seen the light
and mourns his arrogance.
Good news! It's time to celebrate
with friends who gather round.
So God rejoices, Jesus said,
whene'er the lost is found!

Let everyone who suffers now
from guilt and deep despair,
return unto the house of God,
for love awaits you there.
Good news! It's time to celebrate
with friends who gather round.
So God rejoices, Jesus said,
whene'er the lost is found!

Text Information
First Line: A long-lost lamb is in the fold
Title: A Long-Lost Lamb
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1996)
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 86.86 with refrain, extended
Scripture: Luke 7:36-50; Luke 15; Luke 19:1-10; Luke 22:54-62; John 21:15-19; Acts 9:1-31
Topic: Jesus: Parables of the Lost; Jesus: Disciples; Reconciliation: Assurance of Pardon
Source: Time Now to Gather
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Good news! It's time to celebrate
Copyright: © 1998 Abingdon Press
Tune Information
Name: PARABLES
Composer: John D. Horman (1997)
Meter: 86.86 with refrain, extended
Key: C Major
Source: Time Now to Gather
Copyright: © 1998 Abingdon Press






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