Christ My Song - 386
Like mist on the mountain, like ships on the sea - Children called to Christ (Robert Murray M'Cheyne/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Children called to Christ
1. Like mist on the mountain, like ships on the sea,
so swiftly the years of our pilgrimage flee;
in the grave of our fathers how soon we shall lie!
Dear children, today to a Saviour fly. (PDF - Midi)
2. How sweet are the flowerets in April and May!
But often the frost makes them wither away.
Like flowers you may fade: are you ready to die?
While "yet there is room", to a Saviour fly.
3. When Samuel was young, he first knew the Lord,
He slept in his smile and rejoiced in his word:
so most of God's children are early brought nigh:
Oh, seek him in youth – to a Saviour fly.
4. Do you ask me for pleasure? Then lean on his breast,
for there the sin-laden and weary find rest.
In the valley of death you will triumphing cry –
"If this be called dying, 'tis pleasant to die!"
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - January 1, 1831