Sleep Soft

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Sleep soft dear child in Heavenly peace
as angels now surround thee;
Released from mortal chains of earth
your time here was decreed.

 Yet though our hearts be troubled
and cold like winter chill;
The love that burned will always shine
on a destiny now fulfilled.

 Ours not to ask the reason why
this hill we had to climb,
as we held and touched a special gift
for just a little time.

 A new star burns so brightly now
and always will be here;
Within our hearts, within our souls
to chase away the tears.

 We think now of the wondrous things;
The birth, the joy and love;
Not given, but lent for a while
and returned to Heaven above.

John Foster

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