Reconciler of All Things

The Father's great decree

Author: James Relly
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The Father's great decree
In Christ is now fulfil'd;
In spirit there we see
All things are reconcil'd,
And made conformable to God,
Wash'd from all filth in Jesus' blood.

2 Now heav'ns, and earth, we spy,
With hearts of God inspir'd,
Which ancient prophecy
Foretold, and saints desir'd:
That Jesus is this grace, is true,
Where old things cease, and all is new.

3 New nature, pure, divine,
New testament and plan,
New glories on us shine,
In Christ the heav'nly man;
Our old man he was crucified
And lost from us when Jesus died.

4 'Tis done! we're made anew,
And our intelligence
Receives the record true;
In spirit we commence
That perfect man, who did proclaim
The first, and last, to be his name.



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

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: The Father's great decree
Title: Reconciler of All Things
Author: James Relly
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Copyright: Public Domain

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