Two on Earth, and Two in Heaven.
Two on earth, their little feet
Fall like sunbeams 'round the door;
Two in heaven whose lips repeat
Words of blessing evermore.
Two on earth, at close of day
Softly sink to cradled rest;
Two in heaven, more blest than they,
Slumber on an angel's breast.
Two with crowns of budding flowers
Dance the Summer skies beneath;
Two in heaven's unfading bowers
Wear the glory like a wreath.
Two on earth whose merry call
Stirs my heart to gladness now;
Two in heaven whose kisses fall
Through the silence on my brow.
Oft I gaze with tearful eyes
When the churchyard daisies bloom,
Oft my prayers are only sighs,
Yearning for my children gone.
Yet I know an angel hand
Led them home in tender love,
Mine is sure a blest band,
Two on earth and two above.