HEADER - Christian Book Store - Christian Music - Gifts - Art
  Phone Order Line 1-888-808-0070
  
   


Love That Will Not Let Me Go!
Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson

Pastor Cecil Thompson
Pastor
Cecil Thompson

Psalm 139:7-10

"Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me."

"O Love That Will Not Let Me Go", was written by blind hymn writer, George Matheson, on the evening of his sister's marriage. His entire family had departed for the wedding and had left him alone. He vividly recalled of how years before, he had been engaged until his fiancé learned that he was going blind, and there was nothing the doctors could do, and she told him that she could not go through life with a blind man.

He went blind while studying for the ministry, and his sister had been the one who had taken care of him all these years, but now she is gone. His sister's marriage brought fresh reminder of his own heartbreak, over his fiancé's refusal to "go through life with a blind man." It is the midst of this circumstance and intense sadness that the Lord gives him this hymn – written he says in 5 minutes!

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

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.

Enjoy this week's free inspirational video from Gloryscapes.com. To access: Oh Love That will not Let Me Go, this week's free inspirational video from GloryScapes.com, please go to: http://www.gloryscapes.com/ohlovethatwillnotletmego.


Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

- - - Pastor Cecil

 

© MMIX, The GOOD BOOK Company, All Rights Reserved.

The GOOD BOOK Company, L.L.C.
302 N. Washington Ave., Centralia, WA 98531, U.S.A.
Email:
info@thegoodbookcompany.com

Phone Order Line: 1-888-808-0070
or 360-330-0193 for

Christian Book Store - Christian Posters - Christian Art - Christian Music - Gifts

 

 

GRAPHIC - The GOOD BOOK Company is PayPal verified and accepts VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, and eChecks