by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Tears bring thoughts of Heaven
Language: English 
Blame not those who weep and sigh 
When to sadness given; 
Kindly view the tearful eye 
Tears bring tho'ts of Heaven. 

When in death our friends depart, 
When our hopes are riven; 
Tears bring comfort to the heart 
Tears bring thoughts of Heaven. 

To the suffering child of earth 
Unto madness driven, 
Hallowed hours when tears have birth 
Tears bring thoughts of Heaven.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 12
Word count: 63