How charmingly sounds

How charmingly sounds

Author: James Relly
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 How charmingly sounds
The Word of the Lord!
Where Witness abounds,
That Man is restor'd,
To God, his Possession,
Dear Jesus in thee;
From sin and Transgression
For-ever set free.

2 How glor'ous the name
Of Jesus, our King!
Thou crucify'd Lamb,
Thine Honours we sing:
Our Hope and Salvation
To World without End;
Our nearest Relation,
And faithfullest Friend.

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

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: How charmingly sounds
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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