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Nor reason, nor sense

Nor reason, nor sense

Author: James Relly
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1 Nor Reason, nor Sense,
Knows how I commence
The Man that is perfect, and free from offence.

2 And yet what I say
Is Truth, and the Way
To Rest that is glorious, tho' Reason say nay.

3 In Jesus as clean
My Spirit's brought in,
Where I shall no more have a Conscience of Sin.

4 My Conscience is pure
In Jesus, and sure
Of answering in Peace towards God evermore.

5 This deep Holiness,
Which now I possess,
Is not by my cleansing the Filth of the Fles.

6 My Conscience it saith,
It is by the Faith
Of Christ's Resurrection, from Sin, Hell, and Death.

7 In Jesus complete,
My Brethren I'll greet;
All hail, happy People, our Honours are great!

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

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: Nor reason, nor sense
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs #I.XLIV

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