Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Prayer: Love that Will Not Let Us Go

O Love that wilt not let me go
I rest my weary soul in thee:
I give thee back the live 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 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.

- George Matheson

1000 World Prayers, John Hunt Publishing Inc, 2003. p. 68f