James Relly

James Relly
Short Name: James Relly
Full Name: Relly, James, 1722?-1778
Birth Year (est.): 1722
Death Year: 1778

James Relly was born about 1722 at Jeffreston, Pembrokeshire, Wales, and died in 1778. He was converted to Christianity during the Great Awakening ushered in by George Whitefield. He worked under George Whitefield as a Calvinistic Methodist preacher and missionary. However, Whitefield and Relly separated ways over Relly's seemingly universalist teaching that all humanity was elect (i.e. saved) when Christ took the punishment for all sin when he died. He also departed from both the Calvinists and Methodists by taking the doctrine of Justification further, in teaching that believers no longer sin and the Law's sole purpose is to condemn humanity and point them to Christ.

He was the mentor of John Murray, the founder of the Universalist Church of America. Relly along with his brother John wrote Christian Hymns, Poems and Spiritual Songs in 1758, which John Murray had republished in America in 1776.

Dianne Shapiro; from an article by Alexander Gordon in Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, vol. 48; Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography; and Disoriented. Reoriented. blog (https://disorientedtheology.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/all-shall-be-well-chapter-6-james-relly/)

Wikipedia Biography

James Relly (1721/1722 – 25 April 1778) was a Welshman, Methodist minister and mentor of John Murray who spread Universalism in the United States.

Texts by James Relly (120)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
All fulness in the Lamb we viewJames Relly (Author)English2
All is hush, the Battle's o'erJames Relly (Author)English3
All things delivered areJames Relly (Author)3
All you who make the Law your choiceJames Relly (Author)English1
Blest are the eyes that seeJames Relly (Author)English7
By grace we know, to us it's clearJames Relly (Author)English2
Canaan promised is beforeJames Relly (Author)English5
Christ our head's gone up on high, And we his body areJames Relly (Author)English2
Christ's birth and circumcision tooJames Relly (Author)English4
Come, join with angel hosts to cryJames Relly (Author)English2
Comfort ye my, comfort ye myJames Relly (Author)English2
Could I of all perfection boastJames Relly (Author)English6
Cry aloud, is the commandJames Relly (Author)English2
Daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my well-belovedJames Relly (Author)English1
Dear Lamb! thy humble state we singJames Relly (Author)English3
Dear Shepherd, see thy flock here metJames Relly (Author)English4
Dearest Jesus though unseenJames Relly (Author)English8
Delivered from painJames Relly (Author)English1
Eternal ExcellenceJames Relly (Author)English3
Farewell, vain world, from thee I ceaseJames Relly (Author)English1
From precept and demandJames Relly (Author)English3
Glorious Jesus, glorious JesusRelly (Author)English3
Glory be to God on high, Glory to the bleeding LambJames Relly (Author)English1
Great God, thy judgments, all are filledJames Relly (Author)English1
Greatly belovedJames Relly (Author)English1
Hail, high, exalted, righteous ManJames Relly (Author)English4
Hail, Jesus, perfect God and ManJames Relly (Author)English3
How charmingly soundsJames Relly (Author)English3
How deep was that which Christ sustainedJames Relly (Author)English1
How powerful is the glorious WordJames Relly (Author)English4
How rich the love, my Lord, my GodJames Relly (Author)English1
How strange the tidings, how profoundJames Relly (Author)English1
Immanuel is God with meJames Relly (Author)English3
In mine own flesh I seeJames Relly (Author)English1
Jesus and him crucifiedJames Relly (Author)English1
Jesus, how glorious is thy graceJames Relly (Author)English4
Jesus, Master, in thine handJames Relly (Author)English1
Jesus only will we singJames Relly (Author)English3
Jesus, the Father's richest graceJames Relly (Author)English3
Jesus, the grace revealedJames Relly (Author)English4
Jesus, the Savior, from aboveJames Relly (Author)English1
Jesus thou highest, loveliest nameJames Relly (Author)English3
Jesus, thy beauties I exploreJames Relly (Author)English3
Jesus, thy name we praiseJames Relly (Author)English1
Let all the nations of the earthJames Relly (Author)English1
Let heaven and earth united singJames Relly (Author)English1
Let us our hearts and voices raiseJames Relly (Author)English1
Lord, every knee to thee shall bowJames Relly (Author)English3
Moses, he gave the fiery lawJames Relly (Author)English1
Most precious in our Savior's sightJames Relly (Author)English3
My Beloved, haste awayJames Relly (Author)English1
My dear Master, Jesus ChristJames Relly (Author)English1
My dearest Lamb, who bearest my griefJames Relly (Author)English2
My Redeemer, let me beJames Relly (Author)English1
My song shall be of him who diedJames Relly (Author)English1
Nor reason, nor senseJames Relly (Author)English1
Now are we sons of GodJames Relly (Author)English3
Now doth the truth appearJames Relly (Author)English2
Now is Jesus, now is JesusJames Relly (Author)English1
Now shall our tongues with rapture tellJames Relly (Author)English2
O Christ, O Love divineJames Relly (Author)English4
O holy Emmanuel thy mystery divineJames Relly (Author)English1
O holy Imman'el thy mystery divineJames Relly (Author)English3
O how doth God our souls surpriseJames Relly (Author)English1
O Lamb, my Lord, my God, my KingJames Relly (Author)English1
O love, what a secret to mortals thou artJames Relly (Author)English3
O my Jesus, O my Jesus, Bridegroom of my heartJames Relly (Author)English1
O the tidings how profoundJames Relly (Author)English1
Our glorious Lord is risen indeedJames Relly (Author)English3
See, O my soul, with wonder seeJames Relly (Author)English3
Show me the reason, O my GodJames Relly (Author)English1
Sing the triumphs of your conquering Head and crucified KingJames Relly (Author)English4
Solemnly we now confessJames Relly (Author)English1
The builder, whom true wisdom swaysJames Relly (Author)English3
The Father's great decreeJames Relly (Author)3
The Father's holy eyeJames Relly (Author)English1
The Father's love to man so freeJames Relly (Author)English4
The man who works not, but believesJames Relly (Author)English3
The unutterable Word thou artJames Relly (Author)English3
The victory's wonJames Relly (Author)English3
This is the fast, which I will chooseJames Relly (Author)English3
Though mothers kind, forgetful proveJames Relly (Author)English3
Thy conflicts, Christ, in agonyJames Relly (Author)English2
Thy Gospel, dear LambJames Relly (Author)English1
Thy Gospel, dear LambJames Relly (Author)English1
Thy mystery, O Christ, how greatJames Relly (Author)English1
Time flies, Man diesJames Relly (Author)English2
'Tis finished, cried the Lamb of GodJames Relly (Author)English2
'Tis not of him who weeps and praysJames Relly (Author)English2
To Jesus, lifted up on highJames Relly (Author)English4
To redeem our souls he comesJames Relly (Author)English1
True conscious honor is to feel no sinJames Relly (Author)English1
Truest lover of thy peopleJames Relly (Author)English1
Various the objects man desiresJames Relly (Author)English1
We celebrate the praise todayJames Relly (Author)English4
We now arise, the light is comeJames Relly (Author)English4
We now with gladness tellJames Relly (Author)English2
We the joyful sound have heardJames Relly (Author)English3
We're certainly sureJames Relly (Author)English1
What beauties divineJames Relly (Author)English2
What blessings in the Lamb aboundJames Relly (Author)English3
What dazzling glories strike mine eyeJames Relly (Author)English2
What glories surrounding my Savior I seeJames Relly (Author)English5
When all the virtues of the woodJames Relly (Author)English3
When blinded with prideJames Relly (Author)English1
When elements and time will fadeJames Relly (Author)English4
When favored John beheldJames Relly (Author)English3
When God our Father's pleasedJames Relly (Author)English3
When God would manifest his graceJames Relly (Author)English3
When I behold my bleeding GodJames Relly (Author)English3
Whilst I celestial themes pursueJames Relly (Author)English2
Whilst I shall track the depth of loveJames Relly (Author)English2
Whilst we are marching throughJames Relly (Author)English5
Who can say what glories lieJames Relly (Author)English1
With bruises Christ was dressedJames Relly (Author)English2
With solemn shout we sing thy praiseJames Relly (Author)English3
Wonderful thy name we callJames Relly (Author)English4
Wondrous the grace which now we proveJames Relly (Author)Latin1
Wondrous voice, which cries with powerJames Relly (Author)English2
Ye are God's building, is the wordJames Relly (Author)English2

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