752. O love that wilt not let me go

1 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.

2 O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
my heart restores its borrowed ray,
that in thy sunshine's blaze its day
may brighter, fairer be.

3 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.

4 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.

Text Information
First Line: O love that wilt not let me go
Author: George Matheson (1842-1906)
Meter: 88 88 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Funerals and The Departed; Sorrow and Lament; God: Love of (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Albert Lister Peace (1844-1912)
Arranger: Lionel Dakers (1924-2003)
Meter: 88 88 6
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arrangement: © Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd

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