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The Deceiver and Deceived

Lord, every knee to thee shall bow

Author: James Relly
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord! ev'ry knee to thee shall bow,
Whether they stood or fell;
In heav'n above, or earth below,
Or in eternal hell.

2 All shall thy grace or fury prove;
Thy kingdom all shall own:
Man shall be happy in thy love;
Let Satan dread thy frown.

3 Thus ev'ry tongue constrain'd by grace,
Or power, shall confess
The Lord, with a confused face,
Or, Christ their righteousness.

4 Herein the Father's glorify'd,
That thou art Lord of all;
Whilst men and angels; swelling pride
Before thy feet shall fall.

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

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, every knee to thee shall bow
Title: The Deceiver and Deceived
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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