In sorrowful rememberance of the unfortunate suffers by the fearful explosion on the 30th. December 1868 at the Queen Pit, Haydock, Lancashire

With hearts so light they left their homes upon that fateful day,

They little thought what would occur before the night's return;

Our life is quite uncertain, as plainly we may see,

One moment we're in blooming health, next in eternity.

And the last dread trumpet rung.