Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oh Love, That Will Not Let Me Go

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Definition of Moonlight Sonata

Moonlight Sonata.  A name often, but foolishly, applied to Beethoven's sonata in C sharp, Op. 27, No. 2, composed in 1801.

Pronouncing Dictionary and Condensed Encyclopedia of Musical Terms, Instruments, Composers, and Important Works, by W.S.B. Mathews, Theodore Presser Pub., 1880, Addenda p. 79.