Many start out on this race A crown of victory in view Focusing on the distant goal, Strapping on their running shoes
Some have trained and planned the course Others have come in late Perhaps inspired by the hopes for the prize, The value of which is great
Some are drawn in by their friends Not wanting to be left behind. Others count the price to be paid. These are the staying kind.
The people who will win this race Are those who look ahead Who pace themselves and stay on track Whom by the Spirit are led.
And when the finish line appears And they receive the crown for the race they've run They'll gladly lay it at the Master's feet In gratitude for what He's done.