This World Is Full Of Care


This world is full of care,
And bitter is life’s cup
The cross is sometimes hard to bear,
“‘Tis better higher up.”

Chorus:
‘Tis better higher up,
‘Tis better higher up,
Where all is light, and peace, and joy,
“‘Tis better higher up.”

I’ve seen my hopes decay
Like blossoms in the Spring;
My dearest friends have passed away,
Earth’s treasures taken wing. [Chorus]

The storms of death have blown,
But Christ, my blessed hope,
His tender love to me hath shown,
“‘Tis better higher up.” [Chorus]

My flesh must fail, I know,
And yet I can not grieve;
The spirit tells me I must go
With Christ my Lord to live. [Chorus]

And in my home above
On joy divine I’ll sup,
And rest in God’s eternal love;
“‘Tis better higher up.” [Chorus]