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Rock

Whilst we are marching through

Author: James Relly
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Whilst we are marching thro'
This land with drought accurs'd,
Rivers of living waters flow,
In thee to quench our thirst.

2 This world's a weary land;
By sin, a desart made:
'Tis all around a burning strand;
Has no refreshing shade.

3 But thou'rt our mighty rock;
Thy shadow very great!
Where all thy weary pilgrim flock
Find a divine retreat.

4 Tho' once with sin oppress'd,
From which no part was free;
Our grievances are now redress'd,
Dear, glorious man, in thee.

5 In thee we now have found
What'er we lost, and more;
We see thy grace much more abound,
Than sin had done before.

6 Thy praise be our employ;
Thy glories ever shine:
All our salvation, hope, and joy,
Art thou, O Man divine!

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

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: Whilst we are marching through
Title: Rock
Author: James Relly
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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

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Christian Hymns #45

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #21

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #45

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #LXXVI

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The Gospel Hymn Book #114

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