O the tidings how profound

O the tidings how profound

Author: James Relly
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O the Tidings how profound!
Which our Ears and Hearts have blest;
This indeed's the joyful sound:
Here our weary Souls find Rest;
O how rich, how good!
Jesus, thou the Subject art;
Thy deep Mystery and Blood,
With all other Sounds we'll part.

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

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 the tidings how profound
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
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