Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >
Beloved, let us love , p. 162, i. 84. Through the kindness of the Rev. J. T. Wigner, editor of the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, and the Supplement thereto, 1880 (p. 1280, ii.), we learn that this hymn, with others, was sent him in manuscript and was included in the 1880 Supplement. It is not in Dr. Bonar's Communion Hymns, 1881. Mr. H. N. Bonar, in his Hymns by Horatius Bonar, &c, 1904, says in his Note, "The only piece printed in this selection which has not already appeared in an authorised collection of my father's hymns is 'Beloved, let us love: love is of God,’...but there is no doubt of its authorship, as I possess the original manuscript."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Display Title: Beloved, let us loveFirst Line: Beloved, let us love: for love is of GodTune Title: SONG 46Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889Meter: 11 10Scripture: 1 John 4:7; 1 John 2:9-11; 1 John 4:7-20Date: 2000Subject: Faith, Trust and Commitment | ; Hope and Consolation | ; The Witnessing Community | ; Year B | Easter 5
Display Title: Beloved, let us love: for love is of GodFirst Line: Beloved, let us love: for love is of GodTune Title: SONG 46Author: H. Bonar (1808-1889)Meter: 10 10Scripture: 1 John 4:7Date: 1987Subject: God's Church | Love and Devotion; Pentecost 5 | The New Law; Pentecost 7 | The More Excellent Way
Display Title: Beloved, Let Us LoveFirst Line: Beloved, let us love: for love is of GodTune Title: SONG 46Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889Meter: 10 10Scripture: 1 John 4:7Date: 1986Subject: Holy Thursday (Evening Mass of th Lord's Supper) | ; Marriage | ; Comfort | ; Family Life | ; Light | ; Love of God for Us | ; Love for Others | ; Rest | ; Unity |