1 How deep was that which Christ sustain'd,
When in his Soul and Body pain'd,
He sigh'd and wept, and roared;
From many wounds a second Flood
Springs forth, which drowns the World in Blood!
By which we are assured,
For he died
As our Folly;
Our Offence there ceases wholly.
2 From Sin and Sinner's Curse he rose
Triumphant over all his Foes,
And thus restor'd our Nature;
And in that Nature every Child
To Godhead fully reconcil'd,
Receive'd their Father's Feature:
In his Likeness
Are his Brightness;
Bears his Image who begot him.
3 Now, through the Saviour's Blood, we prove
The Father's Heart and Nature Love,
And all our Warfare finish'd;
Nor Good, nor Bad, as wrought by Man,
Availeth here; nor is this Plan
Added to or diminish'd:
Jesus lives us
Freely gives us
(True the Story)
All his Sonship, Fruits and Glory.
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 >