H. Bonar

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.


I lay my wants on Jesus,

All fulness dwells in Him;

He healeth 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,

Emmanuel, 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.


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