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Mourner! is thy heart still grieving - To a Bereaved Christian Friend (Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

To a Bereaved Christian Friend.

1. Mourner! is thy heart still grieving,
  secret tears sad traces leaving,
    frequent sighs thy bosom heaving? –
            Why dost thou weep?

2. Dost thou mourn those gone before thee?
  Lost is not the love they bore thee:
    they may now be watching o'er thee. –
            Why dost thou weep?

3. Though thy path on earth be shaded,
  has not death left uninvaded
    worlds of bliss and joys unfaded? –
            Why dost thou weep?

4. Hath not Christ thy sins remitted?
  Will not thy glad soul, when fitted,
    into heaven be soon admitted? –
            Why dost thou weep?

5. Should the ills of life distress thee?
  Grief, care, loneliness depress thee?
    With thy Saviour near to bless thee, –
            why dost thou weep?

6. Ever near, to walk beside thee,
  near to counsel, guard, and guide thee;
    say, can any ill betide thee? –
            Why dost thou weep?

Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 189-190.

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