O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go – hymn

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

This hymn has just been on my mind so I thought I would share it. I  hope that the love, light, and joy of Christ bring me to His cross, that I might give my life to Him. There are a couple of tunes for this one that have appeared across the years but this is the version that I prefer.


Enjoy and may you experience the “Love That Wilt Not Let You Go.”

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O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

words: George Matheson, 1882
music: Albert L. Peace, 1884

1 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.


2 thoughts on “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go – hymn

  1. Annette Tinholt Vellenga September 25, 2017 at 10:21 pm Reply

    ah… I know what tune I’ll be going to sleep with tonight… 🙂 Thanks!

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