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The Agony and Bloody Sweat

Thy conflicts, Christ, in agony

Author: James Relly
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Thy conflicts, Christ, in agony,
When strengthen'd by a kind support,
Shews how our pond'rous load did lie
With anguish on thy very heart.

2 Trembling beneath our curse and woe,
With groans in most excessive pain,
Thy bloody sweat, like rivers flow,
Collected from descending rain.

3 Now see him destin'd to the cross,
With dreadful horrour sore oppress'd,
There sin sustain'd its endless loss,
And all transgression there hath ceas'd.

4 High as an ensign there he hangs
In blood, by Heav'n and earth forsook;
All nature groan'd in dreadful pangs,
And earth's foundations rudely shook.

5 His life expiring with a groan,
His soul starts from his body torn;
The bride came to her native home,
From all his wonds renew'd and born.

6 'Tis finish'd! loud the cho sounds,
Our ransom price is fully paid;
The Father's pleas'd to see those wounds,
Where sin is slain, and vengeance staid.

7 His lifeless body drain'd of blood,
Then was fulfil'd the faithful word,
Spoken by old by men of God;
How nature spoil'd should be restor'd;

8 'T'was done when radinat he arose
Triumphant over death and hell;
Then in him rose the darling spouse,
With him in all his bliss to dwell.

9 God's royal clothing naw are we,
And he hath mark'd us with his name,
Together with the Son made free,
Forever perfect without blame;

10 One life, one joy, with him we have;
Whilst in this world's bewilder'd maze,
We nothing more desire or crave,
Incessantly we Jesus praise!

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

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: Thy conflicts, Christ, in agony
Title: The Agony and Bloody Sweat
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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