Made Sin for Us

Whilst I shall track the depth of love

Author: James Relly
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Whilst I shall track the depth of love,
Which so transparently doth shine,
No more in reason's path I rove,
To search the mystery divine.

2 From all that's sensual flies my heart,
And enters deep infinity,
With spirits blest to bear a part,
In one melodious harmony.

3 Our spreading filth contracted close;
Within the compass of a span,
Affrights the child from calm repose,
To feel the misery of man:

4 His Life was painful, void of rest,
Full or reproach, contempt, and scorn;
With weighty griefs and woes opprest,
Till all chastisements be had borne.

5 The more in years he did increase,
The more its pressure he did feel,
Till time drew near when sin should cease,
And he his testament should seal;

6 Then sin and Satan had the Ssway,
To vex, accuse him, and condemn,
Whilst God did all his wrath display,
To end all sin, and man redeem.

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

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: Whilst I shall track the depth of love
Title: Made Sin for Us
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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