Words: , Songs for the Wil­der­ness, 1843. This is be­lieved to be Bo­nar’s first hymn. He lat­er apol­o­gized for it, say­ing, “It might be good Gos­pel, but it is not good po­e­try.”

Music: Gib­bons, , 1861. Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Aurelia, , in Kem­ble’s Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, 1864

I lay my sins on Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all, and frees us from the accursèd load;
I bring my guilt to Jesus, to wash my crimson stains
White in His blood most precious, till not a stain remains.

I lay my wants on Jesus; all fullness dwells in Him;
He heals all 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.

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.

I long to be like Jesus, strong, 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.