Horatius Bonar – I Hear the Words of Love

February 11, 2013

Horatius Bonar - I Hear the Words of Love

Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), a Scottish Presbyterian minister and influential leader in the Free Church of Scotland, was an outstanding writer of both devotional works and poetic hymns. The hymn “I Hear the Words of Love” is a powerful example of his grace soaked works. You can hear a traditional version of it on the Together for the Gospel II project here:

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I hear the words of love,
I gaze upon the blood,
I see the mighty sacrifice,
And I have peace with God.

‘Tis everlasting peace!
Sure as Jehovah’s Name;
‘Tis stable as His steadfast throne,
Forevermore the same.

The clouds may come and go
And storms may sweep my sky;
This blood-sealed friendship changes not;
The cross is ever nigh.

My love is oft-times low,
My joy still ebbs and flows;
But peace with Him remains the same;
No change Jehovah knows.

I change, He changes not,
The Christ can never die;
His love, not mine, the resting place,
His truth, not mine, the tie.

Words by Horatius Bonar (1861), music by Henry Gauntlett (1858)
Public Domain



One response to Horatius Bonar – I Hear the Words of Love

  1. Satterfield Tribe August 24, 2013 at 3:07 am

    FYI: The picture you show here is not of Horatius Bonar but of his brother Andrew Bonar