Playlist: “O Love that will not let me go”

Sharing the lyrics and a video of this old yet ever new hymn, written by George Mattheson, and published in 1882. In various seasons of life, it has been a source of comfort and this rendition by David Phelps is simply beautiful.

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 foll’west 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 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.

The lyrics were retrieved from the Timeless Truth website; it is noted there that Jeremiah 31:3; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Romans 8:35 are the scripture verses related to the hymn.

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