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My pilgrim way

Jesus, while this rough [and] desert soil

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 8 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: Jesus, while this rough [and] desert soil
Title: My pilgrim way
Author: Horatius Bonar


Jesus, while [whilst] this rough desert soil. H. Bonar. [Jesus' presence desired. ] Published in his Hymns of Faith and Hope, 1st series, 1857, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Strength by the way." In Kennedy, 1863, it reads, "Jesus, whilst this rough desert soil." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Golden Censer #d42
Gospel Hymns #d282
Songs of Praise #d52
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1436Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #950Page Scan
The New Golden Censer: a musical offering to the sabbath schools #75Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #184bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d530
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