"Let Thoughtless Thousands Choose the Road"
                         by Joseph Hoskins, 1745-1788
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Let thoughtless thousands choose the road
        That leads the soul away from God;
        This happiness, dear Lord, be mine,
        To live and die entirely Thine.

        2. On Christ, by faith, I fain would live,
        From Him my life, my all, receive,
        To Him devote my fleeting hours,
        Serve Him alone with all my pow'rs.

        3. Christ is my everlasting All;
        To Him I look, on Him I call;
        He will my ev'ry want supply
        In time and thro' eternity.

        4. Soon will the Lord, my Life, appear;
        Soon shall I end my trials here,
        Leave sin and sorrow, death and pain.
        To live is Christ, to die is gain.

        5. Soon will the saints in glory meet,
        Soon walk through every golden street,
        And sing on every blissful plain:
        To live is Christ, to die is gain.

Notes: Hymn #608 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Philippians 1:21 Author: Joseph Hoskins, 1789 Composer: William Knapp, 1738 Tune: "Wareham"
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