540. L. M. Montgomery. The Hour of Death, and Entrance on Immortality.
1 O God unseen -- but not unknown!
Thine eye is ever fixed on me;
I dwell beneath thy secret throne,
Encompassed by thy deity.
2 The moment comes when strength must fail,
When, health and hope and comfort flown,
I must go down into the vale
And shade of death, with thee alone:
3 Alone with thee; -- in that dread strife
Uphold me through mine agony,
And gently be this dying life
Exchanged for immortality.
4 Then, when th' unbodied spirit lands
Where flesh and blood have never trod,
And in the unveiled presence stands
Of thee, my Saviour and my God:
5 Be mine eternal portion this,
Since thou wert always here with me,
That I may view thy face in bliss,
And be for evermore with thee.