Sabattic Year

Blest are the eyes that see

Author: James Relly
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Blest are the eyes that see;
The ears are bless'd that hear
The trumpet of the jubilee,
The great sabbatic year.

2 We plough, nor sow no more,
Nor toil for living bread;
For we've a never failing S=store,
A table plent'ous spread.

3 The servant now is free;
The hateful, heavy yoke
(That all might taste true liberty)
From ev'ry neck is broke.

4 Th'inheritance once sold,
Which the poor bankrupt mourns,
To the true owner without gold,
Or price, it now returns.

5 O Jesus! ever blest,
Thou art our jubilee;
Our restoration, and our rest,
Is all, dear Lamb, in thee.

6 Thy name, O bleeding king,
Shall dwell on all our tongues;
And ev'ry heart, inspir'd, shall sing
Thy praise in all their songs.

7 Worthy the honour'd name
Of Jesus Christ our Lord;
He's God Almighty, and the Lamb,
Eternally ador'd.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XXXVII

Author: James Relly

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 Ch… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blest are the eyes that see
Title: Sabattic Year
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs #I.XCIII

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Christian Hymns #16

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #28

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #16

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #XXXVII

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The Gospel Hymn Book #118

The Universalist Hymn Book #d70

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #485

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