This is not that Book of Lamentations which forms part of Holy Scripture, but some other volume which is now lost. There were many books extant in those days which were not inspired, and the fact that these are lost should make us the more grateful for the special providence which has preserved the sacred volume entire.
Though not written in sole reference to Josiah, the following portion of Jeremiah’s Lamentations is appropriate.
Child of sorrow, do they leave thee,
Those on whom thy hopes were stayed?
Jesus calls, and will receive thee
With a love which cannot fade;
Hark, he bids thee
Seek the home for sinners made.