Why Dear Brother have you left us,
When usefulness had scarce begun.
And left the pain of parting friendship,
That pierce our hearts, till they are numb.
You was to us, a friend, a favorite,
Our love for you, we cannot tell:
And yet, while youth, had not bloomed manhood,
You've gone to dust, from Earth to dwell.
We loved your charming merry voice,
Your pleasant smiles, made glad our life,
Your works, your words, your every action
In our memory is ever rife.
We know no reason, he has left us,
No Sickning pain, had seized his breast,
While health and joy, seemed to surround him,
He went and we, are thus bereft.
Yet we know, the God of heaven.
Who rules the Earth, the seas, and sky:
Will have mercy if we're faithful,
And our weeping tears will dry.
Oh Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.
May we to God's use faithful be,
That when we're called from earth to pass,
We may all meet and dwell with thee.