George Matherson by all accounts must have been a wonderful preacher,
many people flocked to hear him.He lived in Scotland,died in 1906,the thing that made him different was he was blind. He had a very good memory,which was a great help,in his preaching,he wrote a number of books which are still in publication,and a number of hymns, one particular hymn is still very popular.It appears he may have had a disappointment in love,but he had a sister who helped him a great deal,and she got married.
On the day she got married, he had that evening when alone a tremendous
mental struggle,and it was then he wrote that well known and loved hymn,he said it only took him five minutes to write.
O love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I gave 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 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.