Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go

by George Matheson, 1882

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 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 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.

For a Youtube Video of this song, click HERE.


Liza's Eyeview said...

I was bloghopping tonight when I saw these lyrics posted in my of the blog links I followed. The words immediately touched my soul. I know I had to post it here.

I watched the video about 10 times, this hymn is now stuck in my head..... I love this hymn!

Anonymous said...

Romans 5:1-5 (TLB)

"So now, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith in his promises, we can have REAL peace with Him because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. For because of our faith, He has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has in mind for us to be. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials for we know they are good for us- they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of charachter in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. Then, when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel his warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love!"

Liza's Eyeview said...

Thank you for the verse Romans 5:1-5; just I want I needed to hear. God is good.

Anonymous said...

Johnson's..just wanted to let you know that you are still being prayed for...thought of....loved!!!

spencer, ulu, riley, spencer boy, quinn

Joe and Karen said...

Thank you Liza and Verse-giver--we need the encouragement of the Word. Thank you to all who continue to read the blog and pray for us. It has made such a difference in our lives having people pray for us and support us through our darkest hour.
much love, the Johnsons

Bill and Lu Kepler said...

One of my favorite hymns. I have sung it many times. Such fabulous poetry.

I miss singing those hymns, with their wonderful words.
Aloha, Bill