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    This really spoke to me the past few days. This poem is public domain, written by a blind man named George Matheson in 1882. There is an incredible choral piece with this text by Elaine Hagenberg that is very beautiful and soothing...very different from the hymn. I hope it's ok to post the text. I would encourage anyone interested to take a listen to Hagenberg's beautiful version on YouTube. I'd post a link but am not sure if that is allowed. If it is I will link it. Thanks.
    1. O Love that will 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 foll’west all my way,
      I yield my flick’ring 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,
      And from the ground there blossoms red
      Life that shall endless be.
    'We all want Canaan without going through the wilderness.'
    Ravi Zacharias

  • #2
    Thank you for sharing - how beautiful


    • #3
      You are welcome. The choral version will melt your heart. It's very healing.
      'We all want Canaan without going through the wilderness.'
      Ravi Zacharias


      • #4
        it is lovely.


        • #5
          Great poem of surrender. Thanks for posting it.
          ♥ ♥ ♥
          The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.
          Zeph 3:16


          • #6
            Such wonderful lyrics! And a beautiful choral arrangement. Thank you!


            • #7
              one of my favorites.
              dont leave me all alone frodo...dont go where i cant follow
              my little gentleman


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