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 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.

The author was inspired to write this hymn in 5 minutes during a time of distress.


Fl, United States

This is one of the saddest days of my life - yet I hold to His promises of no more tears on the morrow.

Doug Holt

Keithley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

This is one of my all time favourite hymns.

I love this site and share the music worldwide.

God Bless You.

Sincerely Doug Holt.

Billy Flannigan

Hereford, Arizona, United States

I love old time hymns well know ones like O love that wilt not let me go. and others like In the garden, The old rugged cross, Since I have been redeemed, Jesus thy blood and rightoueness, and others


Saipan, Marianas, Northern Mariana Islands

This verse kept ringing in my being when I listened to this song: (2 Cor.l2:9)"And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, my power is perfected in weakness...."