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Glorification with Christ

By grace we know, to us it's clear

Author: James Relly
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 By grace we know, to us it's clear,
When Christ, our Saviour, shall appear,
We shall be like him, O what bliss!
For we shall see him as he is.

2 When as he is, we him descry,
In spirit's light and mystery;
Unnumber'd beauties in him shine,
Beauties of God, and man divine:

3 Beauties of holiness and grace,
Adorn our Saviour's lovely face;
Eternal truth and righteousness
Doth he, in purity possess.

4 When as he is, we him do see,
From evy'r spot and wrinkle free:
How glorious is the worthy Lamb!
How venerable is his name!

5 But, O what glorious Grace is this!
That when we see him as he is,
We see ourselves, and are assur'd
That we are like our dearest Lord.

6 As we his mystic fulness are,
He gives us each a member's share
In all his grace: the favour'd bride
Is with his likeness satisfied.



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

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: By grace we know, to us it's clear
Title: Glorification with Christ
Author: James Relly
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs #I.LIX

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #17

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #151

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCXVIII

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