Life is short and death is sure,
The hour of death remains obscure.
A soul you have, and only one;
If that be lost all hope is gone.
Waste not your time, while time shall last;
For after death 'tis ever past.
The all-seeing God your Judge will be,
And Heaven or Hell your destiny.
All earthly things will fleet away.
Eternity will ever stay.
Lift Up Your Hearts by Fr. Lasance, Imprimatur 1926