Delivered from pain

Delivered from pain

Author: James Relly
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1 Deliver'd from Pain,
Lo! now I attain,
To know her I sought for on Earth so in Vain.

2 The Bride's Purity,
I see thro' the Eye
Of her God and Husband, who dwelleth on high.

3 In Spirit, now bold,
I plainly behold,
I am of this Body, O Wonder untold!

4 I now am at Peace;
I live in the Grace,
That keeps the Bride ever in th' Husband's Embrace.

5 My Praise shall abound
With heavenly sound,
A Church now perfected in Love I have found!

6 My Jesus reveals,
By op'ning the Seals
To me, what from Thousands he ever conceals.

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

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: Delivered from pain
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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