On Thee

On Thee, O Jesus, strongly leaning

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On Thee, O Jesus, strongly leaning,
I calmly onward go;
No cloud, no coldness intervening,
To damp love’s blessed glow.

2 In Thee for ever, Lord, abiding,
I feel that all is well;
Within Thy love for ever hiding,
Who can my gladness tell?

3 True Light of light, for ever shining,
I hail Thy happy ray;
Bright Sun of suns, still undeclining,
‘Tis Thou who mak’st my day!

4 Without Thee life and time are sadness,
No fragrance breathes around;
But with Thee even grief is gladness,
My heart its home hath found.

5 In Thee my soul is sweetly resting,
My hand takes hold of Thine;
My hope is ever upward hasting;
And Thou, and Thou, art mine!

6 My refuge from each storm that rages,
From wind, and wave, and war;
My home throughout eternal ages,
Above yon sparkling star!

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #249

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 >

Text Information

First Line: On Thee, O Jesus, strongly leaning
Title: On Thee
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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