Now is Jesus, now is Jesus

Now is Jesus, now is Jesus

Author: James Relly
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1 Now is Jesus, now is Jesus,
Risen from the Dead;
Love, to seize us, Love, to seize us,
In the Lamb, our Head:
Caught us sinking under Sin,
Took our Curse and Nature in,
To its Off'ring, that by suff'ring,
It might make us clean.

2 God in Fashion, God in Fashion,
Like to fallen Man;
By his Passion, by his Passion,
Finished the Plan;
Which eternal Mercy laid,
Which eternal Love decreed,
That the Bride, thus purified,
Should from all Sin be Freed.

3 Thus our Maker, thus our Maker,
Our Creator, God,
Was Partaker, was Partaker,
Of our Flesh and Blood:
He became our Nature's Pride,
And, as all our Sin, he dy'd;
As our old Man, as our old Man,
He was crucify'd.

4 Then he finish'd, then he finish'd,
All our deep Distress;
Then replenish'd, then replenish'd,
Man with Righteousness:
In his Body Sin lay dead,
With each Sorrow which it bred,
Accusation, Condemnation,
Spread their Wings and fled.

5 Old Things now are, old Things now are,
Passed all away;
That his Power, that his Power,
He might thus display:
In a new Creation pure,
From all Sin and Spoil secure,
This erected, stands perfected,
On Foundation Sure.

6 See it rising, see it rising,
Glorious to our View;
Most surprising, most surprising,
All Things here are new:
As rose Jesus from the Grave,
Such the Purity we have;
Sin is dead, and Care is fled,
The son's no more a Slave.


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

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: Now is Jesus, now is Jesus
Author: James Relly
Language: English
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