Our life is hid with Christ, with Christ in God above

Our life is hid with Christ, with Christ in God above

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Our life is hid with Christ,
With Christ in God above;
Upward our heart would go to him,
Whom, seeing not, we love.

2 When he who is our life
Appears, to take the throne,
We too shall be revealed, and shine
In glory like his own.

3 He liveth, and we live!
His life for us prevails;
His fullness fills our mighty void,
His strength for us avails.

4 Life worketh in us now,
Life is for us in store;
So death is swallowed up of life;
We live for evermore.

5 Like him we then shall be,
Transformed and glorified;
For we shall see him as he is,
And in his light abide.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #198

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: Our life is hid with Christ, with Christ in God above
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Our life is hid with Christ. Part of "Not to ourselves again," p. 162, i. 70.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Hymns of Devotion #d173

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Laudes Domini #504

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Laudes Domini #198

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1325

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Sacred Hymns and Tunes #350

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy #498

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d674

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The Liturgy and the Offices of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #1325

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The New Laudes Domini #513

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