Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar


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in Edinburgh, The United Kingdom
December 19, 1808

Died
May 31, 1889

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Horatius Bonar (19 December, 1808 – 31 May, 1889) was a Scottish churchman and poet.

The son of James Bonar, Solicitor of Excise for Scotland, he was born and educated in Edinburgh. He comes from a long line of ministers who have served a total of 364 years in the Church of Scotland. One of eleven children, his brothers John James and Andrew Alexander were also ministers of the Free Church of Scotland. He had married Jane Catherine Lundie in 1843 and five of their young children died in succession. Towards the end of their lives, one of their surviving daughters was left a widow with five small children and she returned to live with her parents. Bonar's wife, Jane, died in 1876. He is buried in the Canongate Kirkyard.
In 1853 Bonar earned the
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Average rating: 4.47 · 415 ratings · 51 reviews · 195 distinct works
Words to Winners of Souls

4.37 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 1979 — 18 editions
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Everlasting Righteousness

4.54 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1993 — 13 editions
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Follow the Lamb

4.33 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1969 — 10 editions
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Gods Way of Peace

4.49 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1968 — 29 editions
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Gods Way of Holiness: Findi...

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How Shall I Go to God?

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The Rent Veil

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Words Old and New

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Night of Weeping and Mornin...

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“It is not opinions that man needs: it is TRUTH. It is not theology; it is God. It is not religion: it is Christ. It is not literature and science; but the knowledge of the free love of God in the gift of His only-begotten Son.”
Horatius Bonar, Words to Winners of Souls

“For we are not saved by believing in our own salvation, nor by believing anything whatsoever about ourselves. We are saved by what we believe about the Son of God and His righteousness. The gospel believed saves; not the believing in our own faith.”
Horatius Bonar, Everlasting Righteousness

“We are forgiven, that we may be like Him who forgives us.”
Horatius Bonar, Everlasting Righteousness