By grace we know, to us it's clear

By grace we know, to us it's clear

Author: James Relly
Published in 5 hymnals

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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 posess.

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 satisfy'd.

7 Jesus, enough, we're as thou art!
With this great Truth we ne'er will part;
Each Member here is as the Head,
Each as its Lord is perfected.

8 But yet, as Crystals pure transmit
Their Lustre whence they borrow it:
From thee, O Christ, we all receive;
To thee we all the Glory give.

9 What yet shall gloriously advance
Our Joys, is thy Pre-eminence;
'Tis Heav'n to see thee wear the Crown,
And prostrate at thy Feet fall down.



Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.LIX

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 >

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First Line: By grace we know, to us it's clear
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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