“O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”


This old hymn came to mind this morning and I wanted to recall more of its lyrics. So I pulled out the old hymnal and read through them. I was not disappointed in their meaning to my life and I might add, to yours.


The love that God and Christ has shown to mankind is beyond words, but the Apostle Paul tried to give us a good picture in Romans 8:38-39 (NIV). “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


How awesome!


canyonAs I stood at the edge of a canyon in Moab, Utah this past weekend, I was separated from the ledge on the other side by an enormous cavern, a deep river and many rock formations. But even that could not separate me from God’s love. Those precious moments this past weekend helped me to see the vast love of my heavenly Father.


So today, I offer the lyrics to “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go.”[i] I pray that you will find some encouragement.


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 foll’west all my way, I yield my flick’ring torch to Thee;

My heart restores its borrowed ray, that in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day

May brighter, fairer be.


O Joy that sleekest me thru pain, I cannot close my heart to Thee;

I trace the rainbow thru the rain, and feel the promise is not vain

That morning 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.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



[i] “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go,” words and music by George Matheson and Albert L. Peace.

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