Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "O Love that wilt not let me go" lyrics, George Matheson (March 27, 1842-August 28, 1906),
was born in Glasgow, Scotland and
achieved fame as a minister and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "O Love that wilt not let me go", Albert Lister Peace (January 26, 1844-March 14, 1912),
was born in Huddersfield, England and
became famous as a composer, Church organist and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: O Love that wilt not let me go
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): George Matheson (March 27, 1842
to August 28, 1906)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Albert Lister Peace (January 26, 1844 to
March 14, 1912)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee"
First Publication Date:
O Love that wilt not let me go Lyrics
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.