Wonderful

Wonderful thy name we call

Author: James Relly
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Wonderful thy name we call,
And wonderful thou art!
We, in spirit, prostrate fall,
And hail thy wounded heart!
Thou hast us redeem'd to God,
From ev'ry nation, kindred, tongue;
Thou hast wash'd us in thy blood,
And taught us the new song.

2 Jesus only is the Lord,
He only holy is;
Jesus is by us ador'd,
He is our perfect bliss;
We in him, and he in us,
Thro' all his wounds, and death, and blood,
In one body on the cross
Were perfected to God.

3 Thou, O Christ, in Zion prais'd,
Whom we our Saviour call,
In the Godhead's glory rais'd
Above the heavens all:
Thee we hail, thou Prince of heav'n!
'Tis thee we hail, thou faithful heart!
Thou thyself to us hast giv'n;
All hail our better part!

4 Worthy is the holy Lamb,
Pre-eminence is giv'n!
Greatly glorious is his name,
Above the highest heav'n!
Yet he names on us his Name,
And boldly owns the brotherhood,
Calls us brethren without shame,
And us presents to God.

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

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: Wonderful thy name we call
Title: Wonderful
Author: James Relly
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.8.7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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