588. C. M. H. Bacon. Death of a Child.
1 Thou gavest, and we yield to thee,
God of the human heart!
For bitter though grief's cup may be,
Thou givest but our part.
2 O, thou canst bid our grief be stilled,
Yet not rebuke our tears;
How large a place his presence filled!
How vacant it appears!
3 We mourn the sunshine of his smile,
The tendrils of his love;
Oh, was he loved too well the while
Ere he was called above?
4 Our chastened spirits bow in prayer,
And blend all prayers in one, --
Give us the hope to meet him there,
When life's full task is done.