1 O thou that dost in secret see,
Regard a dying sinner's prayer,
Out of the deep I cry to thee--
Save, or I perish in despair.
2 Weeping, to Thee I left mine eyes,
Mine eyes which fail with looking up,
For thee my heart laments and sighs--
Sick with desire and lingering hope.
3 O that I could but surely know
If I at last shall mercy find!
For what am I reserv'd below?
Tell me, thou Saviour of mankind!
4 Let others walk with thee in light,
But bless me with one parting ray,
And ere I close mine eyes in night,
Give me to see thy perfect day.Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #284