Scripture Verse

The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

Introduction

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Horatius Bonar
(1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Songs for the Wil­der­ness 1843. This is be­lieved to be Bo­nar’s first hymn. He lat­er apol­o­gized for it, say­ing, It might be good Gos­pel, but it is not good po­et­ry.

Music: Gib­bons Ed­mund Sed­ding, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Sedding (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

I lay my sins on Jesus,
The spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all, and frees us
From the accursèd load;
I bring my guilt to Jesus,
To wash my crimson stains
White in His blood most precious,
Till not a stain remains.

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.

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,
Immanuel, Christ, the Lord;
Like fragrance on the breezes
His name abroad is poured.

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.