Lie down, frail body, here

Lie down, frail body, here

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 2 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: Lie down, frail body, here
Author: Horatius Bonar

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Lie down, frail body, here. H. Bonar. [Burial.] Appeared in his Hymns of Faith and Hope, 1st series, 1857, in 13 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The Flesh resting in Hope." It is given in an abridged form in a few collections, including Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874. From it also is taken the cento “Rest for the toiling hand." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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