He is a fool too. He puts the body before the soul, he hopes to find ease on the thorny bed of wealth, and makes sure of a long life in a dying world. O Lord, keep all of us from being so foolish.
Almighty Father of mankind!
On thee my hopes remain;
And when the day of trouble comes,
I shall not trust in vain.
In all thy mercies, may my soul
A Father’s bounty see;
Nor let the gifts thy hand bestows
Estrange my heart from thee.