Jesus the grace revealed

Jesus the grace revealed

Author: James Relly
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1 Jesus, the Grace reveal'd,
The great Salvation shewn,
The Sum of Love's Decrees unseal'd,
The Plant of great Renown.

2 Rais'd by the Father's Grace,
The Plant of his right Hand,
To represent before his Face,
The Souls from ev'ry Land.

3 Plant of the Father's Care,
On whom his Live did shine;
The Branches in him hidden were,
'Till he grew to a Vine.

4 The eternal Husbandman,
To make the Branches pure,
In Wisdom infinite began
Our Barrenness to cure.

5 He then this Vine did dress,
Whilst Love his Hand did urge,
That ev'ry Branch in Righteousness
He in one Vine might purge.

6 From each superfl'ous Shoot,
The Buds of Man's Offence;
This to destroy he purg'd the Root,
And in it ev'ry Branch.

7 With Bruises was he drest,
And nail'd up to a Tree;
The pruning Hook his Soul opprest,
That he might fruitful be.

8 He was not purg'd in vain,
but did his Strength recruit;
And when was finish'd all his Pain,
There then appear'd his Fruit.

9 Distill'd from all his Smart
The holy Unction ran;
This is the Wine that chears the Heart,
The Heart of GOD and Man.

10 With us he doth abound,
As Branches, he the Stem;
From him our Fruitfulness is found,
And shall remain in him.

11 Hence shall our Joys arise,
And ev'ry Hour improve,
Whilst, in his smoaking Sacrifice,
GOD hears our Songs above.



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

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 the grace revealed
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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