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Hymns From The Land Of Luther by Jane Borthwick

GRIEF AND CONSOLATION BY A MOTHER'S DEATH-BED.

GRIEF AND CONSOLATION BY A MOTHER'S DEATH-BED.

8,7,8,7,7,7

|Klage und Trost.|

Möwes.

transl., Jane Borthwick or Sarah Findlater

|Never couldst thou bear to grieve us --

Dearest mother, why to-day?

Wherefore wilt thou thus forsake us,

Why, oh! why refuse to stay?|

|Were it but our Father's will,

Gladly had I tarried still.|

|Mother, see the bursting anguish

Of thy dear ones, loved so well;

See our eyes with grief o'erflowing --

Grief which words refuse to tell!|

|Children, bid me not remain:

Let me see our Carl again!|

|Ah! and art thou really going

To that dark and distant shore?

All our cares, our joys, our sorrows,

All forgotten, shared no more!|

|Children, think not, say not so --

To the land of love I go.|

|From the circle of affection,

Mother, must thou next depart?

Ah! how, many a link is broken

Once uniting heart to heart!|

|Closer draw that gentle chain

Round the lov'd who yet remain.|

|Canst thou then so gladly leave us?

Is our grief unheeded now?

For thine eye is brightly beaming,

Calm and cloudless is thy brow.|

|Yes! for faith, and hope, and love,

Draw me to my Lord above.|

|Yet even there, in bliss undying,

When thou numberest thine own,

Mother, shall not we be wanting --

We, who here in bondage groan?|

|Come, beloved! quickly come,

Join me in our heavenly home!|

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