Most precious in our Savior's sight

Most precious in our Savior's sight

Author: James Relly
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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 Jesu's Sight!

4 From all their Labours now they rest;
Their weary Souls, with Joy and Peace,
Leans on their faithful Abra'm's Breast,
Where all the wicked Troublers cease.

5 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.

6 No more, as darkly thro' a Glass,
His Eye-sight purg'd by Jesu's Blood,
Now clearly sees Immanuel's Face,
The bright, uncluded Face of God!

7 Whilst here below, he knew, in part,
That deep, that boundless, heav'nly Theme;
The Pow'r of Jesu's Blood and Smart,
Completely cleansing us in him.

8 Feeling his Heart and Flesh decay,
He languished beneath thine Hand,
In patient Longings for the Day,
When he should see Immanuel's Land.

9 Now is the perfect Day his own;
No darkning Vail remains between;
He knows the Lord as he is known,
And sees his Myst'ry as he's seen.


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

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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