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.
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.
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.
Here is a beautiful hymn that I learned while we were in England. I’d never heard it before and it has really spoken to my heart many times when it seems that life is at its darkest. It is such a great reminder that no matter what happens, the Lord will “never leave us nor forsake us” Hebrews 13:5. If we are Christians, the Lord uses every situation in our lives to help us to become more like Him. We know that although the discipline from the Lord is not easy for us yet it’s there to “yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness” according to Hebrews 12:11.
Thank you, Lord, for your love that will discipline us when we need it. You are not like some parents that just allow us to always do what we want but You use what it takes to get our attention away from the world and back on You. How gracious and merciful that You love us that much!