1 To heav'n, my longing soul! aspire,
And soar aloft with strong desire.
Here choose thy lot, here fix thy rest,
And aim for ever to be blest.
2 Still keep yon blissful world in view,
And close the glorious chase pursue
The way leads up to rest above,
Through paths of purity and love.
3 This tack pursue with ardent zeal;
Each lust subdue, each foe repel;
Still stretch thy wings, and upwards rise
Eternal glory is the prize!
Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #509