Monday, October 10, 2011


This hymn keeps coming to mind over the past few months. The man who wrote it (George Matheson, in the late 1880's) says that it came to him during a time of intense anguish and suffering. Based on these lyrics, I believe it. I love all the words so much, but that first line...that glorious first line grabs my heart and brings tears to my eyes. I love this hymn. In fact, I am just now deciding that I want it to be sung at my funeral. Loyal readers make a note and remind Cody or the kids when the time comes, will ya?

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 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:

Carol said...

I believe we sang this at Jerry's service a few weeks ago. Beautiful words and music as well.