O Love that wilt not let me go 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.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "O Love that wilt not let me go", Albert Lister Peace (January 26, 1844-March 14, 1912), was born in Huddersfield, England and became famous as a composer, Church organist and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: O Love that wilt not let me go
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): George Matheson (March 27, 1842 to August 28, 1906)
Nationality of Author: Scottish
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Albert Lister Peace (January 26, 1844 to March 14, 1912)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee"
First Publication Date: 1882