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Dear Lord, one precious baby there with You belongs to me—

A perfect, tiny wonder whom I long so much to see.

So recently within my life my baby took a part;

And yet, my baby holds so large a place within my heart.


Today that place is empty—just a memory is there

Of sweet anticipation of a life I’d hoped to share.

‘Twas You Who took my baby home to be with You above;

Please may my empty, broken heart find comfort in Your love.


Remind me, in my loss, the child I love feels only gain—

For You saw fit to spare my child from sorrow, fear, and pain.

No tragedy will ever fall upon this little life,

No lonely moments, no distress from unkind words or strife.


Nor shall my baby ever feel the struggle from within,

For in my baby’s heart today there’s not a trace of sin.

Oh, loving Lord, Who chose to spare my child from all of this,

When heavy is my heart, just let me glimpse my baby’s bliss.


And may I joy in knowing that my baby is with You--

For living in your presence is what I, too, long to do!

So from this day, may this my new anticipation be:

One day I’ll see my baby who went home ahead of me!


May the comfort of God turn your sorrow to hope!

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.  But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. –I Corinthians 15:19-20


But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.  –I Thessalonians 4:13-14


So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  –I Corinthians 15:54

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