My Beloved, haste away

My Beloved, haste away

Author: James Relly
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1 My Beloved! haste away,
Sick of Love, for thee I languish;
Fails my Soul at thy Delay,
Feels a dying Lover's Anguish:
Quickly, quickly, Jesus come,
O make my Breast thy native Home.

2 Ev'ry Moment seems an Age,
'Till thy Presence shall relive me,
'Till thy Smiles my Woes assuage,
And thine Absence no more grieve me:
Quickly, quickly, Jesus come,
O make my Breast thy native Home.

3 Great the Force and Power of Live,
Whence springs all my strong Desires;
I, thy Presence, Lord, to prove,
Burn, consum'd, with inward Fires:
Quickly, quickly, Jesus come,
O make my Breast thy native Home.

4 Honour, Wealth, and Ease I scorn,
Trifles by the World approv'd;
To superior Joys I'm born,
Cent'ring in my Well-belov'd:
Quickly, quickly, Jesus come,
O make my Breast thy native Home.

5 O'er the spicy Mountains fly
Hart and Roe, yea Winds out-stripping;
Whilst thou tarry'st, Love, I die,
Sighing, longing, loving, weeping;
Quickly, quickly, Jesus come,
O make my Breast thy native Home.


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

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: My Beloved, haste away
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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