Tune: ROBERT LAKE

Composer: Dan Kreider

Author: César Malan, 1832; trans. George W. Bethune, 1847, alt.

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VERSE 1:
It is not death to die,
To leave this weary road,
And join the fellowship on high
To be at home with God.

CHORUS:
O Jesus, Prince of life and love!
Your chosen cannot die:
they will conquer with You in the fight,
and reign with You above.

VERSE 2:
It is not death to close
The eyes long dimmed with tears,
And wake in glorious repose
To spend eternal years.

CHORUS:
O Jesus, Prince of life and love!
Your chosen cannot die:
they will conquer with You in the fight,
and reign with You above.

VERSE 3:
It is not death to bear
The cross that sets us free
From prison chains, to breathe the air
Of blood-bought liberty.

CHORUS:
O Jesus, Prince of life and love!
Your chosen cannot die:
they will conquer with You in the fight,
and reign with You above.

VERSE 4:
It is not death to fling
Aside this fleeting dust,
And rise to soar on eagles' wings
To live among the just.

CHORUS:
O Jesus, Prince of life and love!
Your chosen cannot die:
they will conquer with You in the fight,
and reign with You above.

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