When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return. Job 16:22
Words: Simon Browne, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1720, alt.
Music: Green Hill (Peace) Albert L. Peace, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good picture of Browne (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
And now, my soul, another year
Of thy short life is past;
I cannot long continue here,
And this may be my last.
Awake, my soul! with utmost care
Thy true condition learn;
What are thy hopes, how sure? how fair?
What is thy great concern?
Behold, another year begins!
Set out afresh for Heaven;
Seek pardon for thy former sins,
In Christ so freely given.
Devoutly yield thyself to God,
And on His grace depend;
With zeal pursue the heavenly road,
Nor doubt a happy end.