I bless the Christ of God, I rest on love divine

I bless the Christ of God, I rest on love divine

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 67 hymnals

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1. I bless the Christ of God,
I rest on love divine,
And with unfaltering lip and heart,
I call the Savior mine.
His cross dispels each doubt;
I bury in His tomb
Each thought of unbelief and fear,
Each lingering shade of gloom.

2. I praise the God of peace,
I trust His truth and might;
He calls me His, I call Him mine,
My God, my Joy, my Light.
In Him is only good,
in me is only ill;
My ill but draws His goodness forth,
And me He loveth still.

3. ’Tis He who saveth me,
and freely pardon gives;
I love because He loveth me;
I live because He lives;
My life with Him is hid,
my death has passed away,
My clouds have melted into light,
My midnight into day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2738

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #2738
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Small Church Music #2620
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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #435
Small Church Music #2620Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2738TextScoreAudio
Include 64 pre-1979 instances



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