Who Would Not Weep My Child


Who would not weep my child
To see thee still and dead?–
Thou from maternal arms,
Even as a bird hast fled:–
Who would not weep my child?

Who would not weep my child
To see thy faded brow,
Once like the lily, fair,
But lost to beauty now?–
Who would not weep my child?

Who would not weep my child?–
Like ship on boundless sea,
That leaves no track behind,
Lo, thou art gone from me,–
Who would not weep my child?

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church,