The Rich Made Poor for Our Sakes

Jesus, how glorious is thy grace

Author: James Relly
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, how glorious is thy grace!
How excellent thy name!
Unclouded heaven's in thy face,
Thou venerable Lamb.

2 Tho' thou wast rich in angel's songs,
Thou willingly wast born
To feel the rage of mortal Ttongues,
Their ridicule and scorn.

3 Tho' thou wast rich in pow'r supreme,
Yet didst thou condescend,
From worms of earth to suffer shame,
And insults from the fiend.

4 Tho' thou wast rich in righteousness,
Divinely pure within;
Yet didst thou feel hell's deep distress,
When made our curse and sin.

5 Tho' thou wast infinitely high
And rich, yet didst thou take
The deepest shame and poverty,
And for the sinner's sake:

6 That, thro' thy poverty and loss,
We might be rich and blest;
And, by the labours of thy cross,
Might gain eternal rest.

7 Inrich'd by all thy loss and smart,
Thy heav'n's on man bestow'd;
Witness'd, when from thy bleeding heart
The blood and water flow'd.

8 Our dearest Lord, we bless thy grace,
Thy wond'rous love admire;
To see the beauties of thy face,
May all the world desire.

9 Live Jesus, live for evermore,
Whilst all the sons of God
Thy glorious person shall adore,
And bless thy grace and blood.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CXXXI

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: Jesus, how glorious is thy grace
Title: The Rich Made Poor for Our Sakes
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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