(adapted from Mary Winslow's, "Life in Jesus")
The world and its 'nothings' are
often a sad snare to God's saints.
Oh that by faith we may overcome
it all, and keep close to Jesus!
We are not of the world.
Let us try and not attend to its gewgaws!
Keep a more steadfast, unwavering eye
upon Christ. He has gone a little before us,
and stands beckoning us to follow.
Live for eternity!
Let go your hold upon the world!
Receive this exhortation from an aged pilgrim,
who, as she nears the solemn scenes of eternity,
and more realizes the inexpressible joys that
await us there, is anxious that all the believers
who are traveling the same road might have their
hearts and minds more disentangled from earth
and earthly things, and themselves unreservedly
given to Christ.
Let us aim in all things to follow Him who,
despising this world's show, left us an example
how we should walk. Dearest Jesus! help Your
pilgrims to live more like pilgrims, above a poor
dying world, and more in full view of the glory that
awaits them when they shall see You face to face!
Have your lamp trimmed and brightly burning,
for every day and every hour brings us nearer
and nearer to our home!