God shows the way to heaven,
he has opened wide the gate of bliss,
God leads us on to joy: on to joy.
In your own eternal love,
in your mighty mercy,
prepare your child for heaven.
Our pilgrimage on earth
leads us all on rough and dusty roads:
How long must we endure? Lord, how long?
But the desert journey leads
to the blessed City,
to all the light of heaven!
Lord, on the mountain path,
winding up from Jericho to Sion,
I look up to the hills: to the hills.
Comes my help from you, my God.
comes my strength from Jesus:
so lead me on to heaven!