Bruised for our Iniquities

With bruises Christ was dressed

Author: James Relly
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 With bruises Christ was drest,
And nail'd p to a tree;
The pruning hook his soul opprest
That he might fruitful be.

2 He was not purg'd in vain,
But did his strength recruit;
And when was finish'd all his pain,
There then appear'd his fruit.

3 Distill'd from all his smart
The holy unction ran;
This is the wine that cheers the heart,
The heart of God and man.

4 With us he doth abound,
As branches, he the stem;
From him our fruitfulness is found,
And shall remain in him.

5 Hence shall our joys arise,
And ev'ry hour improve,
Whilst, in his smoaking sacrifice,
God hears our songs above.

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

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: With bruises Christ was dressed
Title: Bruised for our Iniquities
Author: James Relly
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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