How powerful is the glorious Word

How powerful is the glorious Word

Author: James Relly
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 How pow'rful is the glor'ous Word!
The unctious Word of God,
Which preaches Jesus Christ oru Lord,
His Suff'rings, Death and Blood.

2 How it reveals his Mystery!
Who did our Souls redeem;
Explains the sacred Unity,
And shouts us sav'd in him.

3 It shews us ev'ry law Command,
Dear Lamb, fulfill'd in thee;
And bids us fast, and fearless stand,
Where thou hast made us free.

4 Dear, glorious Lamb, we thee adore;
We praise thee for thy Word:
But for thyself we praise thee more,
O! holy, holy Lord.

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

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 powerful is the glorious Word
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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