Bruiser of the Serpent's Head

The victory's won

Author: James Relly
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The victory's won,
And Satan is down;
We now overcome,
His kingdom disown:
The seed of the woman
Hath bruised his head,
Hath made us that new man,
Which love had decreed.

2 In Adam we lost
Our Eden by sin;
But we now, thro' Christ,
Again are brought in:
The vail it is torn,
And paradise gain'd:
The Father hath sworn;
His promise shall stand.

3 Our nature's releas'd
From sin, death, and hell;
Jehovah is pleas'd
With man for to dwell:
A fit habitation,
In spirit, for God;
A blest, new creation,
Pronounc'd very good.

4 We mourn not the hour
That Adam did fall,
When his will and pow'r
Was forfeited all;
Nor are we now grieved,
His glory and crown
Could not be retrieved
By works of his own.

5 It was on this ground,
The myst'ry of grace
Did much more abound,
When Jesus took place
Of man, the offender,
To die as for sin;
And righteousness render
Complete, and brought in.

6 By this was made known
God's nature as love:
This we, in his Son,
Forever shall prove.
By means of transgression,
This grace was reveal'd:
This is our confession,
A truth God has seal'd.

7 When Adam was pure,
Yet mutable he:
In Jesus more sure,
Immutable we;
More highly exalted
In Christ the God-man,
Ne'er to be assaulted
By Satan again.

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

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The victory's won
Title: Bruiser of the Serpent's Head
Author: James Relly
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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