Pass away earthly joy

Pass away earthly joy

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 15 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Pass away earthly joy
Author: Horatius Bonar
Refrain First Line: Jesus is mine

Notes

Mrs. Bonar is chiefly known through her hymn:— Pass away, earthly joy. Jesus, all in all, which appeared in the Songs for the Wilderness, 2nd Series, 1844, and again in the Bible Hymn Book, 1845, No. 108, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, including the refrain, "Jesus is mine!" The original text is given in Dr. Hatfield's Church Hymn Book. 1372, No. 661. Sometimes this is altered to "Fade, fade, each earthly joy," as in the American Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865, No. 114, and others. The last stanza of this hymn is also st. iv. of the cento, "Now I have found a friend," &c. (q. v.) -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #S36

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #S36

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Hymns of the Church Militant #110

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #143

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #945

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #945

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d571

Song-Flowers #d102

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d293

The Bible Hymn Book #d196

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #342

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