Monday, April 26, 2010

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 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.
~ George Matheson

Matheson's cry has become the cry of my heart.
Lord Jesus, I yield my flickering torch to You.

Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!


christee said...

That is so beautiful :)

Lyndsey said...

A lovely and uplifting post to begin the week :)

Cole said...

Beautiful poem...thanks for introducing it to me. :)

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