Hymn 396Play music
1 Life is the time to serve the Lord,
To do His will, to learn His word;
In death there is no power to know,
Far less in wisdom's way to go.
2 The living know that they must die,
But all the dead unconscious lie;
Their memory and their senses gone,
Alike unknowing and unknown.
3 Then,what your thoughts design to do,
Let willing hands with zeal pursue;
Since no device nor work is found,
Nor faith,nor hope,beneath the ground.
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