By Robert Kelley
- C major
- Fuging tune
- Time signature
- Tate & Brady, 1696
Man like a shadow vainly walks,
with fruitless cares oppressed;
He heaps up. wealth, but cannot tell
by whom 'twill be possessed.
Why then should I on worthless toys
with anxious care attend!
On thee alone my steadfast hope
shall ever, Lord, depend.