I lay my sins on JesusAuthor: Horatius Bonar (1843)
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1 I lay my sins on Jesus,
The spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all, and frees us
From the accursed load.
I bring my guilt to Jesus,
To wash my crimson stains
White in His blood most precious,
Till not a spot remains.
2 I lay my wants on Jesus:
All fullness dwells in Him;
He heals all my diseases,
He doth my soul redeem.
I lay my griefs on Jesus,
My burdens and my cares;
He from them all releases;
He all my sorrows shares.
3 I rest my soul on Jesus,
This weary soul of mine;
His right hand me embraces,
I on His breast recline.
I love the Name of Jesus,
Emmanuel, Christ, the Lord;
Like fragrance on the breezes
His Name abroad is poured.
4 I long to be like Jesus,
Meek, loving, lowly, mild;
I long to be like Jesus,
The Father's holy Child;
I long to be with Jesus,
Amid the heavenly throng;
To sing with saints His praises,
To learn the angels' song.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
|First Line:||I lay my sins on Jesus|
|Title:||I Lay My Sins on Jesus|
|Author:||Horatius Bonar (1843)|
|Refrain First Line:||O Jesus, dear Jesus|
I lay my sins on Jesus, p. 556, ii. The Rev. H. N. Bonar, in his Hymns by Horatius Bonar, 1904, pp. x., xi., xxxi., says that his father's hymn-writing began during his residence at Leith, 1834-1837, in a desire to provide something which children could sing and appreciate in divine worship. Selecting two tunes, "Heber," and "The Flowers of the Forest," he wrote to the former "I lay my sins on Jesus," and to the latter "The morning, the bright and the beautiful morning." These were printed on leaflets and distributed in the schools, and were the first of Dr. Bonar's long series of hymns. Mr. Bonar continues the history:—
"After a little it became obvious that, if the interest and improvement in the service were to be maintained, more hymns must be provided. My father made careful search through various books, and selected a few pieces which seemed to be suitable; these he caused to be printed on sheets along with three new ones from his own pen : 'I was a wandering sheep' [p. 559, ii.] . . . 'There was gladness in Zion' . . . and 'For thee we long and pray' [p. 161, ii. 1].
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (1 - 16 of 16)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #396||I Lay My Sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||CALCUTTA||Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889||76 76 D||1994||Atonement | ; Communion | ; Confession | ; Faith | ; Forgiveness | ; Healing | ; Jesus Christ | Blood & Atonement; Justification | ; Repentance ||
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #272||I Lay My Sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||AURELIA||Horatius Bonar||220.127.116.11.D.||1 Peter 2:24||1991|
|Baptist Hymnal 2008 #593||I Lay My Sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||AURELIA||Horatius Bonar||18.104.22.168.D.||2008||Surrender, Submission ||
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #372||I Lay My Sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||AURELIA||Horatius Bonar, 1808-89||76 76 D||1993||Redeemer ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #239||I Lay My sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||H. Bonar, 1808-89||76 76 D||1996||Mercy of God | ; Quinquagesima ||
|Lutheran Service Book #606||I Lay My Sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||MUNICH||Horatius Bonar, 1808-89||76 76 D||1 John 1:7; Matthew 11:29; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14||2006||Confession and Absolution ||
|Lutheran Worship #366||I Lay My Sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||MUNICH||Horatius Bonar, 1808-89||76 76 D||1982||Commitment | ; Forgiveness | ; Justification | ; Trust ||
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #298||I lay my sins on Jesus, The spotless Lamb of God||I lay my sins on Jesus, The spotless Lamb of God||BRADLEY||1985|
|Small Church Music #2074||Munich||I lay my sins on Jesus||MUNICH||Horatius Bonar||22.214.171.124.D|
|Small Church Music #2478||Aurelia||I lay my sins on Jesus||AURELIA||Horatius Bonar||126.96.36.199.D|
|Small Church Music #3848||Crucifix||I lay my sins on Jesus||CRUCIFIX||Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889|
|Small Church Music #6080||Prysgol||I lay my sins on Jesus||PRYSGOL||Horatius Bonar||188.8.131.52.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2868||I Lay My Sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||GIBBONS||Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889||76.76 D||<cite>Songs for the Wilderness</cite>, 1843|
|The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #340||I Lay my Sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||CRUCIFIX||Horatius Bonar||184.108.40.206 D.||1986||Christ | Atonement, Crucifixion, Suffering and Death; Healing | ; Repentance and Forgiveness | ; Testimony and Praise ||
|The Worshiping Church #464||I Lay My Sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||CALCUTTA||Horatius Bonar||220.127.116.11.D.||Colossians 2:9; John 1:29; Isaiah 53:6; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 1:19||1990|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #512||I Lay My Sins on Jesus||I lay my sins on Jesus||COMMEMORATION||Horatius Bonar||18.104.22.168.D.||Isaiah 53:4; 1 John 1:9||1990||Deliverance | ; Christ | Lamb of God; Christ | Substitute; Communion with Christ and God | ; Forgiveness of Sins | ; Imitation of Christ | ; Imputation of Sin | ; Preparatory Service ||