We're certainly sure

We're certainly sure

Author: James Relly
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 We're certainly sure,
And shall evermore,
That ll the Religion of Man is impure.

2 An Angel of Death,
Who pours forth the Wrath
Of God, the Eternal, upon our vile Earth.

3 His Vial took up,
And pour'd out each Drop,
Our Flesh to consume thus he emptied his Cup.

4 Then spake, as new Life,
To end all my Strife,
Come hither, I'll shew thee the Bride, the Lamb's Wife.

5 In Spirit he caught
Me, swift as a Thought,
From Adam the earthly he quickly me brought.

5 Up where the Lamb stands,
In the midst of his Friends;
A Mountain whose Top above Heaven ascends.

7 Our Nature made clean,
As Jesus is seen,
Is th' holy high Mountain which I do here mean.

8 Brought here to abide,
I quickly espy'd,
In all her Adorning, the beautiful Bride.

9 Most glorious her Name,
And free from all Blame,
The holy Jerusalem, Wife of the Lamb.

10 From Heav'n coming down,
An eternal Renown,
As having the Glory of God for her own.

11 Most precious her Light,
As Jasper is bright,
Yea, clear as the Crystal appears to the Sight.

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

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're certainly sure
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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