Posted by: Philip Rushton | August 4, 2013

New Song Take Two – O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

Last week I posted a new song I have been working on lately. Below you will find a link to an updated version of the song. There were a couple issues with the original file I uploaded. Simply click on the link at the bottom of the lyrics and you will be able to listen to or download the file. This is a rendition of the old hymn, “O love that wilt not let me go.” Julie asked if I would put these beautiful words to a new tune. These lyrics resonated with us during our journey through James’ surgery and recovery.

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

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 thru 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,
and from the ground there blossoms red
life that shall endless be.

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go.mp3


  1. Phil, I don’t know how to send a comment.  Not very technically inclined, I know.  Anyhow, I love the hymn and you sharing it.  I played it the first time you sent it out and it was a wonderful way to start my day.  Thanks! Carol


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