The unutterable Word thou art

The unutterable Word thou art

Author: James Relly
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Th' unutterable Word thou art,
O Christ, to sons of men;
Jehovah spake thee from his heart,
And worlds existed then.

2 He spake thee then a law to all
The glorious hierarchy,
And firm decreed their dreadful fall,
Who would not worship thee.

3 By thee, he rules the worlds above,
And all the worlds below;
By thee, he doth his grace and love,
His wrath and justice, shew.

4 Thou, the exalted throne of grace,
The Father's peaceful seat,
Where we with joy behold
And worship at his feet.

5 In thee now sav'd, no more we fear
The curse of Adam's fall;
In thee with boldness we draw near
To God, the judge of all.

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

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 unutterable Word thou art
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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