Saturday, March 2, 2013

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go


This is a hymn that was mentioned in our Law of Love Bible study by Beth Moore. She gave the story behind the song (I think I'm remembering it correctly)—a man who’s fiancĂ© broke up with him, and after seeing his sister married and her obvious happiness, wrote this song about the Lord who loved him from above and who would never reject him. I love knowing the stories behind the hymns. This is  hymn is just beautiful.

 

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

By George Mattheson

 

O Love that wilt not let me go,

I rest my weary soul in thee;

I give thee back the life I owe,

That in thine ocean depths its flow

May richer, fuller be.

O light that foll’west all my way,

I yield my flick’ring torch to thee;

My heart restores its borrowed ray,

That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day

May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,

I cannot close my heart to thee;

I trace the rainbow through the rain,

And feel the promise is not vain,

That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,

I dare not ask to fly from thee;

I lay in dust life’s glory dead,

And from the ground there blossoms red

Life that shall endless be.

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