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


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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Hymns of the Church Militant #110Page Scan
Spiritual Songs, Being One Hyndred Hymns Not to be Found in the Hymn Books Commonly Used. New Am. from the Enl. English ed. #d63
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #S36Page Scan
The Bible Hymn Book #d196
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #532Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #S36Page Scan
Song-Flowers #d102
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d293
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d571
Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #143Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #945Page Scan
The Heavenly Choir: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of worship, congregational, church, prayer, praise, choir, Sunday school, and social meeings #133cPage Scan
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #342Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #945Page Scan
Hymns for the Church on Earth: being three hundred and sixty-six hymns and spiritual songs. (For the most part of modern date.) (New Ed.) #75Page Scan
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