This world is passing, soon it will be o’er;
The circumstances of this present life
Shall be forgotten, once the eternal door
Is reached, and man is done with selfish strife.
Therefore let us be governed by the goal,
Not influenced by things that have an end;
Our faith be to the saving of our soul,
To God’s decree our stubborn natures bend.
And let us, like our Master, be controlled
By our divine and heavenly Father’s will,
Doing the thing that we to do are told,
And like the hireling our short day fulfil.
Thus shall we realize that rest of heart
Found by the Saviour in His pathway here,
With whom in heaven is our eternal part,
Where glory crowns that stainless, deathless sphere.