Monday, April 30, 2012

O Love {The Monday Report}

Busy, busy week ahead.  We've got Steve's finals, we've got study nights Steve's administering for his students, we've got students taking finals this weekend, a huge event at the boys' school I'm putting on this Thursday and various other activities from a birthday party to the normal everyday stuff.  But it's okay....resting in this hymn today.

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.

Words:  George Matheson, 1882
Music:  Albert Peace, 1884

Have a great week!


  1. I LOVE that hymn and it has helped me through some of my darkest moments. Do you know the story behind it? (You probably do... but it's worth checking out.)

  2. I was just going to say what Jenny said, but then saw that she already said it. But I'll say it again...I LOVE this hymn too! But I don't remember the story behind it so I'll go look it up too! :)


    1. Jenny,
      No, I don't know the story behind the song. We just sing it at church and I love it! Thanks so much for linking to the story for me. I'll check it out.