517. 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 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.

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
Title: O Love that wilt not let me go
Author: George Matheson, 1842-1906
Meter: 88 88 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Funerals; Hope and Consolation
Tune Information
Name: ST MARGARET
Composer: Albert Lister Peace, 1844-1912
Meter: 88 88 6
Key: G Major



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