I Lay my Sins on Jesus

The text for this song is taken from a few verses of a hymn by Horatius Bonar. It is thought to be his first attempt at writing a hymn.

I started recording it at Kenny Meeks studio and then finished in the sanctuary of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Wolfy Johnson engineered, mixed and played the organ. Kenny Meeks laid down the tremolo guitar and supplied some velvety vintage gear. The metallic percussion was played on part of an art installation called “Resurrected Instruments” by Kipp Normand.

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I Lay my Sins on Jesus (listen) (chord chart)

I rest my soul on Jesus, this weary soul of mine;
His right hand me embraces, I on his breast recline.
I lay my griefs on Jesus, my burdens and my cares;
My savior all my sorrows bears.

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, his blood to wash my stains
I’m washed ‘til no more shame remains.

‘Til no more shame remains,
I’m washed ‘til no more shame remains.
‘Til no more shame remains.

I love the Name of Jesus, Immanuel, Christ, the Lord;
Like fragrance on the breezes his Name abroad is poured.
I long to be with Jesus, amid the heavenly throng,
To join with Earth and Heaven’s song.

With Earth and Heaven’s song,
I’ll join with Earth and Heaven’s song.
With Earth and Heven’s song.

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3 thoughts on “I Lay my Sins on Jesus

  1. Nathan,
    I love the new song!
    That organ sound is so groovin’. And that percussion intro rocked too.
    My favorite line: “Like fragrance on the breezes his Name abroad is poured.”
    Great work. I can’t wait for more.

    -Mark

  2. Hey Nathan. Thanks for posting this – I was actually going to request it because we loved it when you played it at Redeemer. Any chance that you could post the live service mix of that performance? Everyone playing percussion, Carl drumming on a wooden chair, etc. added even more to it. It’s actually really interesting to hear this studio version because it’s so different; both versions are great and unique in their own way. Anyway, Bonar’s great and so is this setting.

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