Soothing arrangement of O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go,
perfect for prelude, offertory, or other special
A few months ago, I got a letter from my friend Mrs.
Jones back in Virginia asking me to record some
“better” hymns for my YouTube channel. Thankfully, she
provided a list, so I knew exactly what she meant—“And
Can It Be,” “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken,” “It
Is Well with My Soul,” and this one, which was the only
one I was unfamiliar with. Even when I found it in
Great Hymns of the Faith, I still didn’t recognize
it—but it was easy to see why she liked it so much.
Albert L. Peace’s soothing melody does an outstanding
job supporting George Matheson’s words, which describe
the consistent love of Christ towards His people.
“Love that wilt not let me go,” “Light that foll’west
all my way,” “Joy that seekest me through pain,” “Cross
that lifted up my head”—these are the attributes of
Christ. If you are ever worried about anything, the
words and music of this hymn are sure to relax. Thanks
for telling me about it, Mrs. Jones!