1 Real christians need not fear to die,
Or to depart from here;
Since death bears them to God on high!
Where their great treasures are.
2 No pain or groan, or dying strife,
Should fright their souls away;
Since they shall find a better life
Soon as they leave this clay.
3 Let me depart my Lord! to meet
And stretch my feeble hands:
And grasp the joys that are complete
In yonder happy lands.
4 Then let me bow my dying head
Into the arms of death!
And rest in Christ my dying bed,
And breathe my latest breath.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCXX