|Stanza||Poetry Source by First Line|
Why should we start, and fear to die?
What tim'rous worms we mortals are,
Death is the gate of endless joy,
And yet we dread to enter there.
Why should we start, and fear to die?, Stanza 1
I'm going home to Christ above;
I'm going to the Christian's rest,
To die no more, to die no more,
I'm going home to die no more.
Oh, if my Lord would come and meet,
My soul should stretch her wings in haste,
Fly fearless through death's iron gate,
Nor feel the terrors as she passed.
Why should we start, and fear to die?, Stanza 3