Clayton Roy Padgett

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
February 11, 1875, Page 3
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Buried, in Cartersville, on Sabbath morning, during the falling snow, CLAYTON ROY, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. B. PADGETT, aged two months.

The pure white snow was falling,
And a mantle soft and white
Covered the earth so barren,
Till it seemed an Eden bright.

And pure as the snow now falling,
As silent—as calm—as cold—
A beautiful babe lay sleeping,
More precious than mines of gold.

But unheeding the grief and the wailing,
Snow flakes after snow flakes fall;
And the hearse bore out to a tiny grave,
One treasure—it was their all.

But never a colder cradle,
Nor ever a bosom more chill
Than the snow-covered grave of Baby.
So white—so pure—so still.

Oh grave—relentless and cruel!
Oh Savior—is there no balm!
Can a Mother give up her treasure
And ever again be calm?

But list! Like the foot-fall of angels
To the sky points the falling snow,
In robes as glistening and radiant,
Shines Baby in Paradise now—

Not on the sod’s cold bosom,
Not ‘neath that frozen pall,
But up, in the arms of Jesus
Where snow flakes never fall.

A Friend.
Feb. 7th 1875


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