92b PROSPECT - Southern Harmony
the 1991 Revision version of this tune
the Cooper book version of this tune
Why should we start and fear to die? What tim'rous worms we mortals are!
Death is the gate to endless joy and yet we dread to enter there.
(The pains, the groans, the dying strife fright our approaching souls away.
Still we shrink back again to life, fond of our prison and our clay.)
(O, if my Lord would come and meet, my soul would stretch her wings in haste,
Fly fearless through death's iron gate, nor feel the terrors as she passed.)