Lord, it belongs not to my care
1 Lord, it belongs not to my care
whether I die or live:
to love and serve thee is my share,
and this thy grace must give.
2 If life be long, I will be glad, That I may long obey; If short, yet why should I be sad, To welcome endless day?
3 Christ leads me through no darker rooms
than he went through before;
he that into God's kingdom comes
must enter by this door.
4 Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet
thy blessed face to see;
for if thy work on earth be sweet,
what will thy glory be!
5 My knowledge of that life is small,
the eye of faith is dim;
but 'tis enough that Christ knows all,
and I shall be with him.