Tie the strings to my life, my Lord, Then I am ready to go! Just a look at the horses — Rapid! That will do!
Put me in on the firmest side, So I shall never fall; For we must ride to the Judgment, And it's partly down hill.
But never I mind the bridges, And never I mind the sea; Held fast in everlasting race By my own choice and thee.
Good-by to the life I used to live, And the world I used to know; And kiss the hills for me, just once; Now I am ready to go!