1 Ye christian parents dry your tears,
O why should they be shed!
This may solace your cares and fears,
Jesus will raise the dead.
2 Your infants laid into the earth,
Which grieves you to the heart;
A short time they survive their birth,
Until they must depart.
3 Your tender branches torn away,
To wither in their bloom;
But look ye forward to the day,
When Christ the Lord shall come.
4 Then shall your children be restor'd;
And never die again:
But live and dwell with Christ the Lord,
And freed from death and pain.
5 Then shall their bodies be renew'd
And like the Saviour's shine;
Consisting not of flesh and blood,
But heav'nly and divine.
6 How happy will your meeting be
Before the Saviour's face,
Where your dear children you shall see,
In heav'n, that happy place.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCXXVI