30b PROSPECT - Cooper
to the 1991 Revision version of this tune
to the Southern Harmony version of this tune
to the Christian Harmony version of this tune
Why should we start or fear to die; What tim'rous worms we mortals are
Death is the gate to endless joy but still 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 sol would stretch her wings in haste,
Fly fearless through death's iron gate, nor feel the terrors as she passed.)