Jesus thou highest, loveliest name

Jesus thou highest, loveliest name

Author: James Relly
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Jesus, thou highest, loveliest Name
Of all on Earth of Heav'n,
The blest Reward of all thy Shame,
By thy great Father giv'n.

2 Because thou didst thy Heavens bow,
Thy People's ancient Suit;
Cam'st down in Servant's Form, so low,
As Loss of all Repute.

3 In Fashion as that fallen Race,
Whose Offspring are but Grass,
Thou took'st the meanest servile Place
In all their lowest Class:

4 Becam'st obedient unto Death,
Nor could'st, nor would'st htou flee;
But humbly didst resign thy Breath
Upon the shameful Tree!

5 Therefore hath God exalted thee,
And set thee up on high;
Where thou shalt prais'd and worshipp'd be
To all Eternity.

6 Lo! ev'ry Knee to thee shall bow,
Whether they stood or fell;
In Heav'n above, or Earth below,
And in eternal Hell.

7 All shall thy Grace or Fury prove;
Thy Kingdom all shall own:
Man shall be happy in thy Love;
Let Satan dread thy Frown.

8 Thus ev'ry Tongue, constrain'd by Grace,
Or Power, shall confess
The Lord, with a confused Face,
Or, th' Lord their Righteousness.

9 Herein the Father's glorify'd,
That thou art Lord of all;
Whilst Men and Angel's swelling Pride
Before thy Feet shall fall.


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

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 thou highest, loveliest name
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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