To prove: he doth bear (his care.
This lamb in his bosom, 'tis safe in
2. He took such in his arms on
And show'd to them peculiar favour;
Hence we may know, that from
their birth *
He is their ever-gracious Saviour:
He gave them,--he takes them,
Whene'er he sees best (him to rest.
For them to come to him, and with
3. This infant rests now happily
In Christ, the source of our salva-
Rejoicing to eternity, (tion,
Join’d to the perfect congregation:
The body—we bury;
We know that, from pain (again.
Released, we once shall behold it
HOW sweetly this our brother
Enjoying endless peace; (sleeps,
The grave, wherein his Saviour lay,
Is now his resting-place.
2. Nought can disturb this heir of
All worldly cares are fled; (life,
To be with Christ was his desire,
And now he’s perfected.
HAPPY soul, thy days are ended, All thy mourning days below;
Thou, by angel-guards attended, Didst to Jesus' presence go.
2. Trusting in thy Saviour's merit, Thou hast seen thy Lord above,
Waiting to receive thy spirit, Reaching out the crown of love.
3. For the joy he set before thee, Thou didst bear a moment’s pain,
Die, to live a life of glory, Suffer, with thy Lord to reign.