O my Jesus, O my Jesus, Bridegroom of my heart

O my Jesus, O my Jesus, Bridegroom of my heart

Author: James Relly
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1 O my Jesus! O my Jesus!
Bridegroom of my Heart,
Who espoused, who espoused,
To my Nature Art;
Thou, my Love, hast bore my Blame,
Thy dear Wounds and lovely Name,
Deep imprest upon my Breast,
Shall always be my Flame.

2 O was ever, O was ever,
Lover like the Lamb!
No, no, never, no, no, never,
Was so true a Flame,
As what burns on Jesu's Blood,
As the dying Love of God,
God-like glorious, Love's victorious,
Though by Hell withstood.

3 In my Weakness, in my Weakness,
There I always see
Constant Witness, constant Witness,
That thy Love is free:
Empty I, of Goodness void,
Whilst on thee, my Lamb, I'm staid,
Thou art Love, and this I prove,
And shall not be afraid.

4 Mercy raises, mercy raises,
My lost Nature high;
Love amazes, love amazes,
Whilst I, wond'ring, cry:
O my Love! how kind thine Heart,
Taking of my Flesh a Part;
In thy Body, once so bloody,
I am as thou art.

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

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: O my Jesus, O my Jesus, Bridegroom of my heart
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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