Who can say what glories lie

Who can say what glories lie

Author: James Relly
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1 Who can say what Glories lie
Hid in Jesu's Mystery?
What the Birth he had from God?
What the Riches of his Blood?
O, thou favour'd Bride!
Honour'd when thy Lover dy'd;
With a Proof of Love divine,
Say, how all he is, is thine.

2 My Belov'd, the holy One,
Our eternal Father's Son,
Always did in God exist,
Ere he was declar'd the Christ:
Secret of the Lord,
God's internal formed Word,
His eternal Thought of Man,
Now reveal'd in Gospel Plan.

3 This lay hid till Lust conceiv'd,
Bringing forth what soon bereav'd
Man of all his Righteousness,
Life, and Soul, and Happiness;
Then was that reval'd,
Which so long had been conceal'd,
How that heavenly Man our Head,
Was the Church's Root and Seed.

4 He our faithful Seed and true,
Root divine on which we grew,
Sould restore our blasted Tree,
Set our captive Nature free;
Thus preserv'd in him,
He was destined to redeem
Us from Sin and Satan's Pow'r,
Our Intelligence restore.


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

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: Who can say what glories lie
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
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