Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow;
Everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.
These are regarded as the best-known four lines of verse in the English language.
The words were spoken, “Mary had a little lamb,” by Thomas Edison on Nov. 20, 1877, were the first human words ever recorded on his invention, the phonograph.
The author of this nursery rhyme is no mystery and was inspired by a true story written in Ladies’ Magazine in 1830 which led to the editor, Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale of Boston, penning the verses.
Mrs. Hale was also instrumental in having THANKSGIVING nationalized as a holiday. She wrote the poem as a result of a letter sent to her about a little lamb following a young girl named Mary to a rural schoolhouse. The rhyme was an instant success and we all know the verse from childhood.
Marv Rosenthal added a Christian message to it in the 1980’s…
Mary had a little Lamb, who lived before His birth;
Self-existent Son of God, from Heaven He came to earth.
*There are 8 stanza’s to this poem and I will be preaching a series of messages beginning tomorrow on the Lamb of God.
“Behold! The Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world”… John 1:29, spoken by John the baptizer, when saw Jesus coming.
-Br. Larry Sparks…….Praying for good roads and sidewalks tomorrow!
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