"I Lay My Sins on Jesus" by Horatius Bonar
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “I Lay My Sins on Jesus”

"I Lay My Sins on Jesus" by Horatius BonarIn Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

The only true and pleasing worship we can offer our Lord is that which He has instructed us in His Word. Only songs that align with Scripture can be considered worthy candidates for offering our God for praise and worship.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

I Lay My Sins on Jesus

by Horatius Bonar (1843)

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 guild to Jesus, to wash my crimson stains
White in His blood most precious, till not a stain remains.

"I Lay My Sins on Jesus" by Horatius BonarI 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 heav’nly throng,
To sing with saints His praises, to learn the angels’ song.

Amen.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.

  • I was not familiar with this beautiful song. Thanks for introducing it to me.

  • Rosanna Penner-Sauereisen

    I know quite a few hymns, but can’t say I’ve ever heard this one. Visiting from a Wise Women Builds Her Home linkup. Blessings for a great day!

  • Jann Olson

    You always seem to amaze me with a hymn that I am not familiar with. We sing hymns every Sunday and I know a lot, but not this beautiful song! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  • I love hymns but I don’t know that one. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party. Hope you come back next week so I can stop by again.
    Hugs,
    Bev

  • Margaret Burden

    Not familiar with this one, but love the final verse. I long to be like Jesus. Hymns are so great for turning our hearts heavenward. I am enjoying your series.