Hymnal: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #287 (1870) Meter: 188.8.131.52 Topics: Brevity of Life; Delay of Repentance; Frailty of Man; Gospel the call of; Life Brevity of; Long-suffering of God; Man frailty of; Importance of salvation of the Soul; Vanilty of life Lyrics: 1 How short and hasty is our life! How vast our souls' affairs! Yet senseless mortals vainly strive To lavish out their years. 2 Our days run thoughtlessly along, Without a moment's stay; Just like a story, or a song We pass our lives away. 3 God from on high invites us home, But we march heedless on, And ever hast'ning to the tomb, Stoop downwards as we run. 4 How we deserve the deepest hell, That slight the joys above! What chains of vengeance should we feel, That break such cords of love! 5 Draw us, O Saviour, with Thy grace, And lift our thoughts on high, That we may end this mortal race, And see salvation nigh.