Hymn – O love that wilt not let me go – Lyrics
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 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.
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- Tune: Saint Margaret
- Meter: 88 88 6
- Style: Victorian Hymn
- Usage: General, Funeral, Passiontide, Lent
- Composer: Albert Lister Peace (1844 – 1912)
- Lyricist: George Matheson (1842 – 1906)
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
- Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.