The Father's holy eye

The Father's holy eye

Author: James Relly
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The Father's holy Eye
Behold his Son in Blood,
With Pleasure infinitely high,
Peculiar to a God.

2 Nor did (when Time began)
That work pronounc'd so good,
Appear so pleasing as this Man,
Adorn'd with Wounds and Blood.

3 This Sign and Token giv'n,
Sufficiently doth prove,
Without another Sign from Heavn'n,
That God, our Father's Love.

4 Here all our Sin hath ceas'd;
Our Joys are here secure;
Our Nature from the Curse relase'd,
Thro' Jesu's Death is pure.

5 Then was our Heav'n brought in,
And we were sav'd from Guilt,
When Christ in Character of Sin,
Annihilation felt.

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

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 holy eye
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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