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I’ve gotten into doing some multitracks lately, so I thought I would upload my latest project and share it with you all. This is one of my favorite songs, and it speaks of the unending love of our God.
This hymn has a beautifully tragic story behind it, which you can read here. In a nutshell, George Mattheson was blind, and his fiancée jilted him because of that blindness. Mattheson wrote this hymn on the eve of his sister’s wedding. I’ve heard two reasons for that: a) his sister was his primary caregiver, but now she was leaving, or b) the wedding reminded him of his lost love and the wedding that he himself never had. Perhaps it was both – I don’t know. What I do know is that this beautiful hymn came from a heart that had known both suffering as well as the enduring love of a Father.
O Love that Will Not Let Me Go (by George Mattheson)
- O 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.
- 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 here is my multitrack version of this song. There are definitely some rough spots both in the editing as well as the vocals, but if I wait for perfection, I’ll never move on to another song. So…