1) 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.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) O cross, that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee ;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead, [red
And from the ground there blossoms
Life that shall endless be.