After the Nativity Play
As we bless our little children
And rejoice at all they do,
We must remember those not with us
Till we meet them when our life here is through.
God bless the little children –
May they hear angels sing on high,
Who never heard their mother’s
Voice in lilting lullaby.
God bless the souls of unborn
Who never felt a kiss upon the face,
May they know the love of angels
And live in God’s Kingdom of Grace.
God bless the sweet miscarried babes
And bless their families here –
May they see the love that made them
And await us when our time is near.
God bless the little stillborn and
Those who lived mere numbered days –
May they be rocked in the arms of Jesus
As they join angels in praise.
Let their souls not be forgotten.
Let their brief lives be not in vain –
For they await us in God’s Glory
Where we shall all meet again.
December 20, 2015