We now arise, the light is come

We now arise, the light is come

Author: James Relly
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 We now arise, the Light is come,
The Glory of the Lord appears;
No more in Darkness may we roam,
Expos'd to Guilt and many Fears.

2 The Day-spring glorious from on high,
Beams forth in Brightness all divine;
Our nightly Fears and Troubles die,
Whilst we in perfect Beauty shine.

3 The Godhead's Glory rising bright
On us, in Christ the heav'nly Man,
Declares us perfect in his Sight,
Whilst we admire the gracious Plan.

4 What e'er we lost we here regain;
The End of all our Toil is come,
Nor Sin, nor Curse doth now remain,
We rest in God our native Home.

5 We now no Consciousness retain
Of Sin, no nor of Righteousness,
Demonstrate as what doth remain
In us, to Comfort or Distress.

6 But all the Consciousness we have,
Of what Condition we are in,
Is after Christ, rais'd from the Grave,
A Conq'ror over Hell and Sin.

7 There in our Nature greatly blest,
And purg'd from ev'ry ill, thro' Blood,
Our Conscience finds eternal Rest,
And answers peacefully to God.

Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.XLVI

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: We now arise, the light is come
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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