Christian Worship To God Pertain The Issues Of Life And Death.

Sovereign of life! before thine eye,
Lo! mortal men by thousands die:
One glance from thee at once brings down
The proudest brow that wears a crown.

Banished at once from human sight
To the dark grave’s mysterious night,
Imprisoned in that dusty bed,
We hide our solitary head.

Yet if my Father’s faithful hand
Conduct me through this gloomy land,
My soul with pleasure shall obey,
And follow where he leads the way.

The friendly band again shall meet,
Again exchange the welcome sweet;
The dear familiar features trace,
And still renew the fond embrace.