The Father's love to man so free

The Father's love to man so free

Author: James Relly
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 The Father's Love to Man, so free,
Made us the Fulness of the son:
The Son, he wills that we should be
With him, where e'er he is, as one.

2 In him a new Creation made,
No more to fail, but to endure;
Where we the Members, he the Head,
One Body, we're conceived pure.

3 In him, in his mysterious Birth,
Born in him as that holy Thing,
Whose Praise, as God espous'd to Earth,
The Angels Host with Joy did sing.

4 In him together circumcis'd,
When all our Filthiness of Flesh,
Which God in Holiness despis'd,
Was quite put off in Righteousness.

5 In him, in all the Works he wrought;
In him together crucify'd;
In him, as risen without Fault,
And in him fully glorify'd.

6 With him, where e'er he was, we were,
In all Conditions still the same;
With him, where e'er he is, we are,
And as him pure and free from Blame.

7 In seeing him, ourselves we see,
And all his Glory as our own;
Our Joy is full, the Son is free,
And Jesus wears th' eternal Crown.

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

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 love to man so free
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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

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