O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
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 followst all my way
I yield my flickering torch to Thee
My heart restores its borrowed ray
That in Thine sunshines glow its day
May brighter, fairer be.
O Joy that seeks me through pain
I cannot close my heart to Thee
I trace the rainbow thro' 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 hide from Thee
I lay in dust life's glory dead
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.
Sung in a cathedral in Germany.