Hail, high, exalted, righteous Man

Hail, high, exalted, righteous Man

Author: James Relly
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Hail! high, exalted, righteous Man,
First of the Ways of God!
Whose Work of Love in thee began,
As wintess'd by thy Blood.

2 Before the Sons of God declar'd
With Shouts, their solemn Joy;
Or Songs of Morning Stars were heard,
As pure without Alloy:

3 Thy early Day, proclaim'd Thee then,
The First-born Child of Grace;
Great Representative of Men,
Before the Father's Face.

4 The great Invisible we see,
In Thee, and Thee alone:
To Men, and Angels out of Thee,
The Godhead is unknown.

5 God's noble Works shine in thy Face,
Thou his infinite Thought;
Creation, Providence, and Grace,
In Thee decreed and wrought.

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

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: Hail, high, exalted, righteous Man
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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