"I Lay My Sins on Jesus"
                         by Horatius Bonar, 1808-1899
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. I lay my sins on Jesus,
        The spotless Lamb of God;
        He bears them all and frees us
        From the accursed load.
        I bring my guilt to Jesus
        To wash my crimson stains
        White in His blood most precious
        Till not a spot remains.

        2. I lay my wants on Jesus,
        All fulness dwells in Him;
        He healeth my diseases,
        He doth my soul redeem.
        I lay my griefs on Jesus,
        My burdens and my cares;
        He from them all releases,
        He all my sorrows shares.

        3. I rest my soul on Jesus,
        This weary soul of mine;
        His right hand me embraces,
        I on His breast recline.
        I love the name of Jesus,
        Immanuel, Christ the Lord;
        Like fragrance on the breezes
        His name abroad is poured.

        4. I long to be like Jesus,
        Meek, loving, lowly, mild;
        I long to be like Jesus,
        The Father's holy Child.
        I long to be with Jesus
        Amid the heavenly throng
        To sing with saints His praises,
        To learn the angels' song.

Notes: Hymn #652 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 1:29 Author: Horatius Bonar, 1843 Titled: "The Fulness of Jesus" Composer: Samuel S. Wesley, 1864 Tune: "Aurelia"
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