|THE time is short ere all that live
Shall hence depart, their God to meet:
And each a strict account must give,
At Jesus’ solemn judgement seat.
|2||The time is short, how can we tell
How brief our life below may be?
Todayon earth our souls may dwell,
|3||The time is short, and can we dare
To squander these brief years away?
We look to Thee, O Lord, in prayer,
Before we lose our fleeting day.
|4||The time is short; may we rejoice!
Our Saviour-King will quickly come;
Soon shall we hear the Saviour’s voice
Invite us to His heavenly home.
|5||The time is short, when time shall cease,
Eternity be ushered in,
When death shall die, and joy and peace
Shall with the Lord for ever reign.
|Joseph Hoskins, 1745-88|