Horatius Bonar

BONAR, Horatius. b. Edinburgh, 19 December 1808; d. Edinburgh, 31 July 1889. Educated at the Edinburgh High School and Edinburgh University, he served as a missionary assistant at St James’ Church, Leith, and in 1837 was ordained and inducted as minister of the North Parish Church, Kelso. He left the Church of Scotland in the Disruption of 1843 and remained in Kelso as a minister of the Free Church of Scotland. In 1866 he was called to Thomas Chalmers Memorial Church in Edinburgh and in 1883 he served as Moderator of the Free Church General Assembly. Bonar wrote more than six hundred hymns. They were published in Songs for the Wilderness (Kelso, 1843-4), The Bible Hymn Book (1845), Hymns,...

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