Wednesday, September 3, 2008

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go


O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
by George Matheson, 1882

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.


I had been singing this song a lot this past week. There were some very important decisions that I had to make. It wasn't easy making the decision because my husband and I didn't agree on it. I had to look up to God and tell Him "Thy Will Be Done", and trust Him that even if what I think I need to do does not happen because of my husband and I's disagreement - that somehow if I submit to my husband, God will work all things together for the good of our family.

For more "Then Sings My Soul Saturdays" inspiration and encouragement, visit Amy at her blog "Signs, Miracles and Wonders".

7 comments:

T y V Terpening said...

I LOVE this song! I have been searching for his or a similar accompaniment for this song. It is just too awesome! I also like "No More Night."

God bless.

Amy Wyatt said...

It's hard to submit! I love David Phelps. Glad you joined us.

Earthmommy said...

This song is such a wonderful reminder of how, no matter how strong we may think we are the Lord is stronger and in control. And that no matter how weak we feel, he can comfort and strengthen us.

Thanks for the blessing today.

Debra said...

Thank you so much for sharing your heart and this beautiful song with us!

Cristine said...

Submission is tough - it's the "S" word right now in my life! Grrr! This song was beautiful and the video touching to see how those words affected others... Thanks for sharing!

Blessings!
Cristine

Mocha with Linda said...

This is absolutely one of my favorite hymns, and David Phelps sings it like no other. Thanks for sharing it. Blessings to you.

Cathy said...

A beautiful song and words ~