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.
|First Line:||O Love that will not let me go|
|Title:||O Love That Will Not Let Me Go|
|Author:||George Matheson (1882)|
|Topic:||Conversion and New Life; Death and Eternal Life; Funeral / Memorial Service(2 more...)|
|Source:||Life and Work . . ., 1883|
|Composer:||Albert L. Peace (1884)|
|Source:||Scottish Hymnal, 1885|
|Notes:||An adaptation of this tune (ST. MARGARET) is available in the accompaniment edition.|