512. 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
white 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,
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,
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.

Text Information
First Line: I lay my sins on Jesus
Title: I Lay My Sins on Jesus
Author: Horatius Bonar (1843)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Topic: Deliverance; Christ: Lamb of God; Christ: Substitute (5 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Bartholomaeus Gesius (1605)
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach (1769; alt. 1990)
Key: F Major

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