Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday - 2014

O Love 
that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul
in thee, 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 way,  that in thy sunshine-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 fearless  be.  O Cross that liftest up 
my head,  I dare not ask to fly from thee;  
I lay in dust that 
life's glory dead,
and from the ground
there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.*

*O Love That Will Not Let Me Go - Rev. George Matheson, 1881; The Book of Common Praise (revised 1938), Being the Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada, Oxford University Press.


Judy Warner said...

Best wishes, Margaret. I saw in your Facebook posts that it was too snowy for you to get out to a service. What a strange year weather wise!

Jo Ferguson said...

Thank you, that was lovely.