The path of life goes upward for the wise,
He eschews the way of evil, sin, and lies;
Where Jesus is, he seeks the things above,
For pure intent, for loyalty and love.
This path will keep the wise from going down
To death’s dark place, where men in sorrow drown;
His sight is always fixed on heaven’s heights,
The goal of faith, and source of angels’ flights.
The way where Jesus went to prepare a place,
Makes living here on earth a joy—the space
Between this earth and heaven the Lord made short:
We walk already in God’s celestial court.