Maker of All Things New

When favored John beheld

Author: James Relly
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When favour'd John beheld
The visions of the Lord,
With admiration fill'd,
He heard the Father's word
Revealing what his purpose was,
And what his love should bring to pass.

2 Thus spake the sov'reign Lord,
Whilst on his throne he sat,
"Hear ye my faithful word;
Behold I will create,
And make all things in love anew:
Write thou these words, for they are true."

3 When God had thus declar'd
The secret of his will,
The man who was prepar'd
His counsel to fulfil,
Emphatically spake to John,
And said, "Behold, the work is done:

4 For I the Alpha am,
And the Omega too;
You, in this sacred name,
The finish'd work may view:
I, the Beginning and the End
Of all the joys which you attend."

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

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: When favored John beheld
Title: Maker of All Things New
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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