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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
I. “O Love that wilt not let me go”
By George Matheson (1842–1906)
 
O LOVE that wilt not let me go,
  I rest my weary soul on Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
    May richer, fuller be.        5
 
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.        10
 
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.        15
 
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.        20
 
 
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