Jesus, thy name we praise

Jesus, thy name we praise

Author: James Relly
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Jesus, thy Name we praise!
To thee our Songs we raise:
Hail! holy Lamb;
Thou hast redeem'd us,
Greatly esteem'd us,
Witness thy Sacrifice, Torment and Shame.

2 When we were lost to Sin,
Unholy and unclean,
Unmeet for God:
Wond'rous Redemption!
Glorious Exemption
Now, and for-ever, from Hell, by thy Blood!

3 When thou didst Man become,
Our State thou didst assume,
Thou was made Sin;
All our Uncleanness
Spirit'al Leanness,
Lust, Pride, and Enmity thou didst take in.

4 Thou wast made Man, with all
His Mis'ries by the Fall;
Faithful to God;
Greatly enduring
All the Out-pouring
Of infinite Punishment, suff'ring to Blood.

5 Humbling thyself to Death,
Thou didst resign thy Breath,
Tortur'd with Pain:
God had declared
Man once ensnared
Surely should die the Death; this was Sin's Gain.

6 Here was our Sin destroy'd;
Our Enemies annoy'd,
When Jesus dy'd
Sighing, and groaning,
Bleeding atoning,
Sin was condemned and slain in his Side.

7 When the third Morn was come,
Then didst thou leave the Tomb;
Ceas'd all thy Woes;
Bravely victorious,
Heavenly glorious,
Openly triumphing over thy Foes.

8 Lo! hence our Joys begin,
We see thee, without Sin,
Holy and bright;
Perfect Salvation,
Thy Resurrection for Man brought to Light.

9 'Twas then the Father spake,
His awful Silence brake,
Thou art my Son,
Holy for-ever,
Worthy my Favour,
Only begotten, come sit on my Throne.

10 Hail! Son of Mary, hail!
Our Songs shall neve fail
Whilst Grace doth shine:
Deep Adoration
Thy Congregation
Ever shall pay thee, thou Saviour divine.

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

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, thy name we praise
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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