THE HIGHEST END
By Matthew E. Winzer
The chief and highest end of man
is God to glorify,
and to the full to have this God
for ever to enjoy.
Wait not until your life is spent
to take to heart this truth,
Remember your Creator in
the happy days of youth.
Then as you grow and learn that life
has many cares in store,
You'll have the one most needful thing
that is for ever sure.
This is the better part to choose,
for when old age draws nigh,
You won't despair as others do
who live afraid to die.
No, you can breathe your last and know
you've lived unto the Lord,
And He will say to you, Well done!
Go into your reward.
There you will sit and reign with Him,
and you will apprehend
The love of Christ Who gave you grace
to reach your highest end.