Violet’s Farewell to her Father

No tender yet sad farewell
From his quivering lips was heard
So softly he crossed that quiet stream
That not a ripple was stirred.

He was spared the pain of parting tears
As he left this world of strife
It was scarcely dying, he only passed
In a moment to endless life.

Weep not for the swift release
From Earthly pain and care
Nor grieve that he reached that home of rest
Ere he knew that he was there

But think of that sweet surprise
The sudden and strange delight
He felt as he met the Savior’s smile
In that beautiful home of light.