May 4, 2010

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

A song that's new to me, but it is not a new song. It was written in 1882.
It's a rich and timeless hymn I can't get enough of just now! Here it is performed by Chris Rice:



Lyrics:
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.

1 comment:

Laurel said...

Thanks so much for posting this, Laurie! I've loved these lyrics for many years (I think Elizabeth Elliot includes it her book Passion and Purity, but I'm not positive), but have not ever sung it. Beautifully simple arrangement. Love it!