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A Funeral Hymn

With solemn shout we sing thy praise

Author: James Relly
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 With solemn shout we sing thy praise,
Ancient of everlasting days!
Thou daily gather'st home thine own,
Who bear thy cross, to wear thy crown.

2 Let all rejoice and no one grieve,
This day we meet to take our leave
Of our dear brother's precious dust,
Until the rising of the just.

3 One with the body of the Lamb,
Seal'd with Immanuel's new name,
A member of his flesh and B=bone,
By blood redeem'd, to heav'n he's gone.

4 Then mourn not o'er the lifeless clay,
But wait the resurrection day,
When Christ the Saviour shall appear,
And he come with him in the air.

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

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: With solemn shout we sing thy praise
Title: A Funeral Hymn
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCCXVII

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