Without God in the world.
GOD is in this and every place;
But O, how dark and void
To me!—’tis one great wilderness,
This earth without my God.
2 Empty of Him who all things ﬁlls,
Till he his light impart,—
Till he his glorious self reveals,—
The veil is on my heart.
3 O Thou who seest and know’st my grief,
Thyself unseen, unknown,
Pity my helpless unbelief,
And break my heart of stone.
4 Regard me with a gracious eye;
The long-sought blessing give;
And bid me, at the point to die,
Behold thy face and live.
Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)