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Light on Little Graves


Light on Little Graves

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    American Sunday-School Union
Excerpt from book: 'BEHOLD HE SLEEPETH!" I Entered in a darkened room, The chamber of the dead : Behold a child most sweetly fair, In little shroud of white, lay there— Holy and calm his features were, Though light and life had fled: And tearful eyes did vigil keep— No more he'll wake, no more he'll weep— Sweetly asleep—sweetly asleep. I entered in the graveyard lone, With sad and solemn tread : They laid that angel child to rest, Calmly within the earth's cold breast: And mourners hushed their wailing, lest They wae the silent dead : Down in the grave, silent and deep, No more to sorrow or to weep— Sweetly asleep—sweetly asleep. Methought I entered in the fold Of heavenly peace and joy : And lo ! beside " still waters," I A lovely angel did descry, Slumbering most calmly, quietly— That angel was your boy ! HOPE. 89 And setaphs' eyes bright vigil keep,— No more he'll sorrow, no more weep— Sweetly asleep—sweetly asleep. By faith I entered in the fold Which the Great Shepherd tendeth : Lo! in His arms a lamb most fair, Safely the Shepherd guardeth there A " little one," with watchful care, He loveth and defendeth. Then for your lost one do not weep, Your little lamb the Lord will keep, Sweetly asleep—sweetly asleep. Roberts. HOPE. The food of hope Is meditated action : robbed of this, Her sole support, she languishes and dies. We perish also : for we live by hope And by desire: we see by the glad light And breathe the sweet air of futurity. And so we live, or else we have no life, To-morrow—nay, perchance this very hour— (For every moment hath its own to-morrow.) Wordsworth. THE CHILD'S LAST GOOD NIGHT. Good night!—good night!—I go to sleep, Murmured the little child : And oh ! the ray of heaven that broke On the sweet lips that ...  
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