Over the past week or so, the first line of this hymn has kept coming back to me time and time again: “O Love that wilt not let me go”… However as I didn’t know the rest of the lyrics, I finally ‘googled’ it tonight. Oh, wow. This hymn could have been written by me if I was clever enough! It explains so much of how I am feeling (not all the time, but occasionally I allow the dark clouds to hang over my head) – the sadness, but also the hope and acknowledgement of God’s love, compassion and goodness.
Although it’s an old hymn, I love this new version by Indelible Grace – click here to listen.
O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
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.
Some photos from Asa’s tummy time earlier this evening – he’s doing so well with this!