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Sonship Secure in Christ

From precept and demand

Author: James Relly
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 From precept and demand,
Free from all sin and fear,
Our sonship shall in Jesus stand,
Without our toil or care.

2 None but the Son, so blest,
can God as Father own;
Until we are the Son confest,
The Father is unknown.

3 O the amazing grace
We have in Jesus seen!
The glory of the Father's face,
Without a veil between.

4 Now, perfected in God,
His richest grace we prove,
The way to which is Jesus' blood,
The proof supreme of love.

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

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: From precept and demand
Title: Sonship Secure in Christ
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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