We sat beside your bedside,
Our hearts were crushed and sore;
We did our duty to the end,
‘Til we could do no more.
In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away,
And though our hearts were breaking
We knew you could not stay.
You left behind some aching hearts,
That loved you most sincere.
We never shall and never will
Forget you, Mother dear.
For many years the family chain
Was closely linked together,
But oh! That chain is broken now,
The main link gone forever.
The sunshine of our happy home,
Must always clouded be,
But Thou O Lord has sent this cross,
We bear it all for Thee.