What blessings in the Lamb abound

What blessings in the Lamb abound

Author: James Relly
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 What Blessings in the Lamb abound!
To all who know the joyful Sound;
Thy Countenance, O Lord, shall shine
On them with Brightness all divine.

2 The Grievances which them oppress'd,
In Jesus now they see redress'd:
This mercy we thy Worms now prove,
And bless thy Grace, thou God of Love.

3 Infinite Wisdom, all our Days
Will we admire thy pleasant Ways:
Thy Paths are Peace, we'll run and bless
the Lord our Life and Righteousness.

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

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: What blessings in the Lamb abound
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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