2868. I Lay My Sins on Jesus

1. 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.

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

4. I long to be like Jesus,
strong, 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.

Text Information
First Line: I lay my sins on Jesus
Title: I Lay My Sins on Jesus
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: Songs for the Wilderness, 1843
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: 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." Alternate tune: AURELIA, Samuel S. Wesley, in Kemble's Selection of Psalms and Hymns, 1864
Tune Information
Composer: Edmund Sedding (1861)
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 11123 42325 34322
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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