1 Jesus only will we sing,
His Mystery adore;
Thee we praise, our bleeding King,
Thy Wisdom, Love, and Pow'r:
Thou hast wrought our Works for us;
In us thou dy'dst and liv'st again;
By thy Labour of thy Cross,
We endless Life obtain.
2 Live! thou mighty Prince of Life;
Great King of Glory, reign!
Him to praise be all our Strife,
Who for our sins was slain.
With himself, from Sin and Shame,
Blameless to God he did us raise:
Worthy is the holy Lamb
Of everlasting Praise.
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 >