Obit: Pratt, Myrtle (? - 1887)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Pratt

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 14 June 1887

Pratt, Myrtle (? - 12 April 1887)

In Memorium.

Died - April 12, 1887, of diphtheria, Myrtle, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Pratt, aged two years, nine months and twenty-two days.

"Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such in the kingdom of heaven."

"Papa’s Darling Little Baby!"

That was the name she bore:

How oft in her bay language

Had she said it o’er and o’er.

Oh, our precious little Myrtle,

Rarest gift that Heaven e’er gave!

She was ours but for a season,

Now she sleeps within the grave,

Nor our will, but Thine, Our Father,

Were the words we tried to say,

When came the silent boatman

And bore our child away,

Oh Grave, where is thy victory!

Oh Death, where is thy sting!

When a spirit freed from the bondage

In Paradise doth sing.

She is resting now with Jesus.

Fondly clasped within His Arms;

Brighter are her winsome featured,

Sweeter are her baby chamrs,

She is singing up in Heaven,

Lisping for a song of love –

Love that doth abide forever

In that blessed home above

Whey should we mourn departed loved ones,

Feed from pain and care and strife?

Death is no the "King of Terrors,

But an awaking into life,

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