608. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

1 O Love that will 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 follows 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 will not let me go
Title: O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
Author: George Matheson (1882)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.6
Publication Date: 2020
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Conversion and New Life; Death and Eternal Life; Funeral / Memorial Service (2 more...)
Source: Life and Work . . ., 1883
Tune Information
Name: ST. MARGARET
Composer: Albert L. Peace (1884)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.6
Key: G Major
Source: Scottish Hymnal, 1885
Notes: An adaptation of this tune (ST. MARGARET) is available in the accompaniment edition.



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