Justifier of the Ungodly

The man who works not, but believes

Author: James Relly
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The man who works not, but believes
On him who justifies
Ungodly souls, in Christ receives
The life, that never dies.

2 Our Saviour full atonement made,
When for our sins he dies;
And, when he left death's gloomy shade,
Our persons justified.

3 Who shall condemn? 'twas Jesus died,
'Twas Jesus rose again;
He with himself hath justified
The sinful sons of men.

4 In hope of what in Christ I am,
Rejoicing, I believe,
Against my hopeless guilt and shame,
And thus, by faith, I live.

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

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 man who works not, but believes
Title: Justifier of the Ungodly
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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