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He That Was Dead is Alive, and Liveth Forever

Our glorious Lord is risen indeed

Author: James Relly
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Our glorious Lord is ris'n indeed!
Death, conquer'd, lost its prize;
The grave surrender'd him with speed,
When he assay'd to rise.

2 In vain the soldiers watch his tomb,
When heav'nly forms appear;
The Roman eagle's overcome,
The soldiers die with fear.

3 An angel's form before them stood;
His face like lightning shone;
Commission'd from the Father God,
To roll away the stone.

4 Up rose the Saviour from the dead!
Down all opposers fell:
Satan in chains of triumph led,
Trampling on death and hell.

5 To banish his disciples fears,
He prov'd himself alive,
By all his wounds and bloody scars;
Then did their hearts revive.

6 With them, will we our Lord adore;
For them, and us he di'd:
He lives, he lives, and dies no more!
Hence we are justify'd.

7 Nor is our faith, nor preaching vain;
Nor in our sins are we;
Since Christ, our head, is ris'n again;
And, rising, set us free.

8 Who shall condemn? lo Jesus died,
Yea, rather lives for us;
He with himself hath crucifi'd
Our sins upon the cross.

9 Hail, risen Saviour! thee we hail,
Who, by Almighty pow'r,
Didst over death and hell prevail;
We bless the glorious hour.

10 High on thy father David's throne,
Forever live and reign;
'Till by thine own right hand alone,
Thy ev'ry foe be slain.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CLIX

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Our glorious Lord is risen indeed
Title: He That Was Dead is Alive, and Liveth Forever
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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