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Monday, February 9, 2015

Rainbows through the rain

Thanks to Paul Windsor's Blog for the link to this wonderful and very moving rendition of the beautiful old hymn O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go, by George Mattheson (Click here.) (If you can listen with headphones you get the richest sound of the amazing Cathedral acoustics.)

For those who need reminding of the words:
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 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.

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.

And for the very powerful story behind Mattheson's writing of the hymn click here.