366. 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 accursed load.
I bring my guilt to Jesus
To wash my crimson stains
Clean 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;
My soul he does 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.

Text Information
First Line: I lay my sins on Jesus
Title: I Lay My Sins on Jesus
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-89
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Commitment; Forgiveness; Justification (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: D Major
Source: Neu-vermehrtes Gesangbuch, Meiningen, 1693

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