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