Who Knows How Soon My Days Are Ended


Who knows how soon my days are ended?
My days are few and time speeds on.
How swiftly, in this world of changes,
May death approach and life be gone.
O God, for Jesus’ sake I pray
That I in peace may pass away.

So teach me, Lord, my days to number
That when the hour of death appears,
The wounds of Christ may be my refuge,
Nor may I spare repentant tears.
O God, for Jesus’ sake I pray
That I in peace may pass away.

Help me to put my house in order,
That I may ever ready be
To leave this world and say in meekness:
Lord, as Thou wilt, deal Thou with me.
O God, for Jesus’ sake I pray
That I in peace may pass away.

O Father, let my sins be covered
With Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
By faith this spotless garment wearing,
I find relief from all distress.
O God, for Jesus’ sake I pray
That I in peace may pass away.

From Jesus naught my soul can sever,
Nor life nor death can do me harm:
Him as my Lord and God confessing,
I shall with ease my foes disarm.
O God, for Jesus’ sake I pray
That I in peace may pass away.