Jesus the Christ of God

Jesus the Christ of God

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 Jesus, the Christ of God,
The Father's blessed Son;
The Father's bosom thine abode,
The Father's love thine own:
Jesus, the Lamb of God,--
Who us from hell to raise
Hast shed thy reconciling blood,--
We give thee endless praise!

2 God, and yet man thou art!
True God, true man art thou;
Of man, and of man's earth a part,
One with us thou art now:
Great sacrifice for sin,
Giver of life for life,
Restorer of the peace within,
True ender of the strife.

3 To thee, the Christ of God,
Thy saints exulting sing;
The bearer of our heavy load,
Our own anointed King:
Rest of the weary, thou,
To thee, our rest, we come;
In thee to find our dwelling now,
Our everlasting home.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #145

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 >


Jesus, the Christ of God. H. Bonar. [Praise to Christ.] Appeared in his Hymns of Faith & Hope, 2nd series, 1861, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled “Praise to Christ.” It is found in numerous collections in Great Britain and America. In some hymn-books it begins with stanza ii.:—

"Jesus, the Lamb of God,
Who us from hell to raise;"

but this form of the text is not so popular as the original.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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