Most precious in our Savior's sight

Most precious in our Savior's sight

Author: James Relly
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Most precious in our Saviour's sight,
Are all his saints unnotic'd death!
He bears them to eternal light,
When they resign their mortal breath.

2 Precious the soul by him redeem'd;
From threat'ning evils snatch'd away,
Precious their dust, by him esteem'd,
He'll raise it at the latter day.

3 Free from this world's unnumber'd cares,
From Satan's rage, and human spite,
From sin's distress, and gloomy fears;
How precious this in Jesus' sight!

4 All this, and more, our brother proves;
Now he the Son of man can see;
He sees, he feels, he joys, he loves,
And all from intermission free.

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

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: Most precious in our Savior's sight
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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