Cling to the Crucified

Cling to the Crucified

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 9 hymnals

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


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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A Handy Book of Old and Familiar Hymns #122Page Scan
Christ in Song #211Page Scan
Church Hymnal #275Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #1028Page Scan
The Bible Hymn Book #d38
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #372Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d96
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #303Page Scan
The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer with accompanying tunes (3rd ed., rev. and enl.) #189Page Scan
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