Thy Gospel, dear Lamb

Thy Gospel, dear Lamb

Author: James Relly
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1 Thy Gospel, dear Lamb,
Is Spirit and Life,
Deliv'ring from Shame,
The Bride, thy lov'd Wife;
Once lost, yet thy Blood hath
Restor'd us again;
God's Weakness, the word saith,
Is stronger than Men.

2 Thy Mysteries seem
Confusion to speak;
And in Man's Esteem
Thy Gospel is weak;
But mighty thro' Blood, 'twill
Deliver us when
Thy Weakness of God still
Is stronger than Men.

3 Thy Instruments are
But low in Degree;
'Tis always their Care
To glorify Thee;
Through Blood they are holy,
Whilst none shall condemn:
God's Weakness most truly
Is stronger than Men.

4 Tho' rich, thou wast poor,
Tho' high, thou wast low;
Thou empt'edst thy Store
Salvation to shew:
Thine infinite Blood, it
Deliver'd us then;
The Weakness of God it
Was stronger than Men.

5 All hail, thou dear Man,
The Weakness of God,
Thy Torment and Pain,
Thy Wounds, and thy Blood,
Declare thy Salvation:
We'll praise it again,
The Weakness of God, it
Is stronger than Men.

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 Gospel, dear Lamb
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Publication Date: 1776
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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