Even Now only a Glimpse
Agathe Backer-Grøndahl

Even now only a glimpse from the sun, even now only a breeze from the sea,
Even now only a smile from my beloved, come, therefore, death.
Even now a glance from my friend,
Even now a squeeze of his hand, even now a sound of the familiar footstep!
Come, therefore, come thou better land! Even now an inward prayer to Christ
that He will guide me while I am wandering up toward that golden path.
Come, therefore, come! Eternity.