535. L. M. Anonymous. Deliverance from the Fear of Death.
1 O God of love! with cheering ray,
Gild our expiring hour of day;
Thy love, through each revolving year,
Has wiped away affliction's tear.
2 Free us from death's terrific gloom,
And all the fear which shrouds the tomb;
Heighten our joys, support our head,
Before we sink among the dead.
3 May death conclude our toils and tears!
May death destroy our sins and fears!
May death, through Jesus, be our friend!
May death be life, when life shall end!
4 Crown our last moment with thy power --
The latest in our latest hour;
Till to the raptured heights we soar,
Where fears and death are known no more.