177. 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 follows 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 can not 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 (1882)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.6.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Cross; God's Love; Healing (4 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST MARGARET
Composer: Albert L. Peace (1885)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.6.
Key: A♭ Major



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