Fear God — obey his just decrees,
And do it hand, and heart, and knees;
For after all our utmost care
There's nought like penitence and prayer.
5 Then weigh the balance in your mind,
Look forward, not one glance behind;
Let no foul fiend retard your pace,
Hosanna! Thou hast won the race.
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.