We now with gladness tell

We now with gladness tell

Author: James Relly
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We now with gladness tell,
What Proof our God hath giv'n,
That we with him shall ever dwell
Above the highest heav'n.

2 That our Creator's Love,
Essentially to man;
His Dealings with us fully prove,
Thro' all the christian plan.

3 Such was his love to us,
He freely gave his Son
To suffer death upon the cross,
And, bleeding, there atone.

4 For us he made him sin,
Then pierc'd him to the heart;
This to destroy, the spear went in,
For this, he bare his smart.

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

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: We now with gladness tell
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs #I.XLVIII

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCLXX

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