Jesus is the only fountain
Of the life that cannot end;
You must perish! cease forever!
If you make not Him your friend.
Of eternal life Christ is the giver,
Sound out these tidings
To earth’s farthest shore;
Length of days for ever and ever, to die no more.
Equal to the angels,
As a father children pities,
So does God in whom we trust;
For He knows our frame’s frail tenure,
And remembers we are dust.
Swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,
Pass thy days in rapid flight;
Hast thou faced the solemn question,
Have I hope beyond death’s night?
Soon thy days will all be numbered,
Haste to seek the life beyond!
Endless as th’eternal ages,
To God’s message now respond!
See the vapor, quickly passing,
Or the dew, at early morn!
These the symbols of life’s measure,
Thou was only mortal born.