Henry James Pye

(20 February 1745 – 11 August 1813 / London, England)

Epitaph On A Child - Poem by Henry James Pye

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Cruel the pang to hear the struggling sigh,
Watch o'er the faded cheek and closing eye;
See infant innocence with parting breath
Its weeping parents bless, and smile in death.—
Check your vain tears!—Lo! He who 'walk'd the wave,'
Triumphant rising from the vanquish'd grave,
To man, by blood celestial ransom'd, cries,
He lives, for ever lives, in Me who dies.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 27, 2010



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