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Hail, Jesus, perfect God and Man

Hail, Jesus, perfect God and Man

Author: James Relly
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hail, Jesus, perfect God and Man!
Sole Author of Salvation's Plan;
Thou felt'st our Misery:
Perfect, thro' Suff'rings, thou wast made,
The Members, perfect as their Head,
With Joy, Salvation cry.

2 Obedient to thy Blood and Death,
Obedient to th' inspiring Breat,
Are all our inward Pow'rs:
Thy Body we, in Thee belov'd,
Thy Sorrows hath our Joy improv'd,
Eternal Life is ours.

3 Barr'd is the Way to Happiness;
The Mind kept back from perfect Peace,
Unit the Saviour's known:
Known as a Man, yet God with us,
Who bare our Mis'ries on the Cross,
And made them all his own.

4 Hence on the Pinions of thy Love;
I soar from Earth to dwell above,
Where thou hast led the Way;
Whilst Heights of Bliss my Soul surprize,
Thy wounded Form still bids me rise
To brighter, brighter Day.

5 I welcome ev'ry State with Thee,
Since thou wilt my Companion be,
Thro' all this Field of Blood:
Thy Life preserves my Heav'n sure,
Thou shalt be now and evermore,
My Jesus and my God.

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

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Hail, Jesus, perfect God and Man
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs #I.VI

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CXL

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