O, LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO

George Matheson, Albert L. Peace

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

 

O, Light that follow’st 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

 

O, Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to Thee

I trace the rain bow 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