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All articles by Horatius Bonar

Bonar has been called the prince of Scottish hymn writers. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, he was ordained in 1838,
and became pastor of the North Parish, Kelso. He joined the Free Church of Scotland after the Disruption of 1843, and for a while edited
the church’s The Border Watch. Bonar stayed in Kelso for 28 years, then moved to the Chalmers Memorial Church in Edinburgh, where he
served the rest of his life. Bonar wrote more than 600 hymns.

SAVED BY A PERFECT LAW

Article

February 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

SAVED BY A PERFECT LAW

It is by a perfect law that we are saved; else it would be an unholy salvation. It is by a perfect law, fulfilled in every 'jot and tittle' that we are saved; else it would be an unrighteous salvation. The Son of God has kept the law for us. He has magnified it…

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Article

July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Faith that sees Christ

With a weak faith and fearful heart, many a sinner stands before the Lord. It is not the strength of our faith, but the perfection of Christ's sacrifice that saves. No feebleness of faith, no dimness of eye, no trembling of hand can change the efficacy of his blood. The strength of our faith…

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Historical

January 1995
Articles > Historical

Born to be honest

There is some danger of falling into a soft and effeminate Christianity, under the plea of a lofty and ethereal theology. Christianity was born for endurance; not an exotic, but a hardy plant, braced by the keen wind; not languid, nor childish, nor cowardly. It walks with strong step and erect frame; it is…

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