Years are nothing; days are less
Held in the everlasting hand.
Weigh the victories, toss regrets,
Glance not at the spilling sand
That runs so quickly through the glass
As hours fleeting speed on by.
Great the future, small the past
When God Almighty’s on my side.
Time’s a friend that ties this mortal
To yon immortality
Fear not, soul, to cross that portal
And leave behind your frailty.
Youth is beauty without sorrow
Age is beauty purified;
I shall leave them both tomorrow
To live beyond the realm of time.