1 Comfort ye my, comfort ye my
People, saith your God;
comfortably speak ye to her,
(Shout and Cry aloud);
Tell her that her Warfare's o'er,
Tell her that her vict'ry's sure;
Sin, nor Wrath, nor second Death,
Shall ne'er o'ertake her more.
2 Sin is pardon'd, sin is pardon'd
God the Word did give;
The most harden'd, the most harden'd
Now shall hear and live:
She receiv'd, to make her clean,
(From his Hand for ev'ry Sin)
Grace and Trouble, fully double;
Joy ye Sons of Men!
3 Glorious Jesus, glorious Jesus,
Thou art lifted high;
That shall pleas us, that shall please us
What these Tidings good contain,
Thy dear Blood and Wounds explain:
Never-ending Love! descending
By thy Smart and Pain.
4 All our Warfare, all our Warfare
Thou'st accomplish'd well;
Bravely conquer'd bravely conquer'd
Sin, and Death, and Hell:
Thee we hail, thou King of Heav'n!
Thou thy all to us hast giv'n;
In thy Blood, our Lord and God,
We find our holy Leav'n.
5 Thy Soul-Trouble, thy Soul-Trouble,
Suff'ring in our Room,
's more than double, 's more than double
Adam's awful Doom:
All the Plenitude of Grace
Fills thy sweet, thy lovely Face;
More abounding, deeper sounding
Than our sinful Case.
6 Thy Condition, thy Condition,
Fully is our own;
No Ambition, no Ambition
This, but truly known;
What the Members all may know:
Living in their Head, they'll grow
Up to this, the Source of Bliss,
Where endless Comforts flow.
7 Holy Saviour, holy Saviour,
Glorious is thy Name!
Each Believer, each Believer,
Sing, the bleeding Lamb:
Ever may thy Glories shine!
Worthy thou, the Lamb divine!
Glorious Praise, Ancient of Days,
Be ever, ever thine.
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 >