Monday, October 22, 2012
To Die is Gain
I do not claim this world as home.
To God I cling in joy or pain.
For me to live is Christ alone,
and then to die is greatest gain.
As but a vapor in the air,
or dew upon the sunlit ground,
so our lives are short to fare
as once we make our earthly round.
A passing pilgrim am I here
with hope and expectation long,
and death I have no need to fear,
for then I’ll sing my greatest song.
All are living their only life,
all expending their time on earth.
Why not suffer temporal strife
to gain eternal treasure’s worth?