Monday, February 7, 2011

Wrecked by "Oh Love!... That Will Not Let Me Go"

Wrecked by "Oh Love!... That Will Not Let Me Go"
I visited a dear friend with a beautiful French name today.
Claire Adare. I went to comfort and fellowship with her as she recovers from an appendectomy.
Or I thought I did. We chatted and eventually talked, shop. I got to tell her how meaningful her friendship and example have been for me thru Your Next Steps Institute. And I got to pray with her and for her. We read Psalm 27 that is my favorite Psalm to describe how my soul reaches for God in worship...
Because I always end up realizing He is doing ALL of the reaching!
As I was intending to leave I made certain Claire knew that when I say " Call if there's anything you need or just want company," I MEAN it! I offered to read with her or even sing. She took my hand and asked me if I would sing a song.
I closed my eyes, opened my heart...and this is what came out...

Oh 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

Oh, Light that follows 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

Oh, joy, that seeks me through the pain
I dare not close my Heart to thee
I trace the Rainbow through the Rain
And feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall Tearless be

Oh, 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

Oh Love!... That Will Not Let Me Go...

Sung by the incomparable David Phelps to the wrecking and rejoicing of my Soul!

1 comment:


    The Holy Spirit transcends all hurt. You are a great friend to have. Wish I could hear you sing!