1 Wond'rous Voice, which cries with Pow'r,
All Flesh as Grass is mean;
All its Good is as the flow'r
Which faces, and is not seen:
Surely all the People's Grass;
Nor is their Goodliness esteem'd:
All their Work and righteousness
Are fading Flowers deem'd.
2 Blows the Spirit of our God,
All fleshly Good is lost;
Speaks with Pow'r the Saviour's Blood;
Man's Glory sinks to Dust:
Fails all Flesh before the Lord,
And, with'ring, dies at his Command;
Nought but God's eternal Word
Shall in his Presence stand.
3 Jesus only shall endure,
And nothing stand beside;
He, that word of God most sure,
In whom exists his Bride:
Blest in him with perfect Peace,
We cease from all our fleshly Good;
He came witnessing this Grace,
By Water and by Blood.
4 Now is Jesus all in all,
My Soul is satisfy'd;
All my Guilt, by Adam's Fall,
Ceas'd when the Saviour dy'd;
With him I arose to Light,
And glor'ous Immortality;
In him beauteous to the sight
Of sacred Deity.
5 O how wond'rous is the Grace!
The Lamb accepted stands!
In him shines the Father's Face
On Souls from ev'ry Land:
He our Captain, Prince, and Head,
Foundation of this Truth divine;
All Jehovah's fav'rite Seed
Collected in him shine.
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 >