Author Unknown


What mean you by this weeping?

To break my very heart?

We are all in Christ’s keeping,

And therefore cannot part.


You there — me here, tho’ parted

We still at heart are one;

I  just in sunshine,

The shadow scarcely gone.


What tho’ the clouds surround you,

You can the brightness see.

‘Tis only a little way that

Leads from you to me.


I was so very weary

Surely you could not mourn,

That I  a little sooner

Should lay my burden down.


Then weep not — weep not, my darling,

God wipes away all tears,

‘Tis but a little while,

Though you may call it years.