Cling to the Crucified

Author: Horatius Bonar

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 >

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First Line: Cling to the Crucified
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Cling to the Crucified. H. Bonar. [Abiding in Christ.] Contributed to his Bible Hymn Book, 1845, No. 268, in 2 stanzas of 12 lines, and based upon i. John ii. 28, "Abide in Him." It was repeated in his Hymns of Faith & Hope, 1857, and in several hymn-books, including the Hymnal Companion, &c. In the New Congregational Hymn Book, and Allon's Supplemental Hymns it is altered to "Abide in Him, abide."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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