O LOVE THAT WILT NOT LET ME GO
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.
O Light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in the sunshine’s blaze, its day
May brighter, fuller be.
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.
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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This classic poem by George Matheson is in the public domain, and I found it at http://utmostchristianwriters.com.
The Public Domain Poems at this site are filed under “Poetry Collections.”
2 thoughts on “George Matheson: “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go””
Happy Easter, Ellen! This is fun! I had forgotten about this hymn; it’s one of Bruce’s favorites and he used to sing it to me!
This is growing and blooming so beautifully, Ellen!! Thank you for sharing! Sending you love….Martha
Happy Easter to you and Bruce and family too!
Thanks so much and love, Ellen
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