CHARIOT OF TIME
A translation of the original lyric of the Rev. V. Nagel
1…I am moving towards heaven in a chariot made of time.
I am in a hurry to see - my own land and dear home.
2…Just a little time remains to complete this journey of mine.
I will meet you, soon, my Jesus, I will praise you - you are mine.
3…When I wake up in the morning, I know I have a blessed day
And the end of my journey is - nearer now than yesterday.
4…During night I sleep in peace in mighty arms of loving Lord.
Even then my chariot’s wheels are rolling forward through the world.
5…This is not the time to seek the worldly pleasures of these days.
All I want in my own land is sight of my God’s loving face.
6…I don’t need anything that will make my baggage heavier.
Just a bit of bread when hungry and when thirsty, some water.
7…My homeland is really special and its fruits so delicious.
I don’t want this world of fancy; it is not my residence.
8…I have got a home eternal in a heaven of happiness
And the fruit of ‘tree of life’ in God’s abode of ‘
9…Angels come to welcome me to my own precious residence.
They fill me with strength to travel - full of faith in ‘providence.’
10...I will praise God who provides me out of love this generous share
By: Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.
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