|Location in The Sacred Harp|
THE little babe is gone to rest,
To reign with God for ever blest;
Its little tongue will always praise
A Saviour's love, redeeming grace.
The Christianís Home 37, Stanza 1
Far from a world of sin and strife,
It now enjoys a heavenly life;
And joins to praise, and shout, and sing,
And make the heavenly arches ring.
Could we but hear its little tongue
So sweetly sing the heavenly song;
Could we but see its smiling face,
Delighted with the happy place;
The Christianís Home 37, Stanza 2
We could not wish it back again,
But say, dear babe, with God remain;
We'll try to gain that peaceful shore,
Where those who meet shall part no more.
The Christianís Home 37, Stanza 3
Now let us strive the prize to gain;
Let's come to Christ, with him remain;
Then we shall share in Jesus' love,
And meet the little babe above.