A cherub, usually represented as a chubby child with wings, is recognized as a heavenly being. The cherub symbolizes the innocence and purity of children. These figures typically adorn the graves of young children.


The  sculpture pictured above shows the cherub holding an inverted torch which symbolizes a life extinguished and ended too soon.

Jesus said, “Suffer little children to come unto me.”
And forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of God.

Angel cherub_flickr

This babe that lays so near my heart,
It was God’s will that we must part.
My Judge knows all things day and night,
He can’t do wrong, it must be right.


A loving thought,
A silent tear,
A happy memory,
Of one so dear.

flickr_james loudon

Sleep on my sweet one,
Sleep! So early gone.
To earth a child is lost,
To Heaven a cherub born.


Angel wings, upon the clouds your body softly sleeps.

Cherub sleeping

As the flowers are all made sweeter
By the sunshine and the dew,
So this old world was made brighter
By the life of a babe like you.

Spain_Granada_boy weeping

Hush now little one, no more tears you have to keep.

Milton_Evergreen_Valentina Cherub

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