Christ our head's gone up on high, And we his body are

Christ our head's gone up on high, And we his body are

Author: James Relly
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Christ, our Head's gone up on High
And we his Body are;
All our Sorrows we'll lay by,
And each distracting Care:
Tho' we Satan's Darts may feel;
Yet he can never strike us dead:
He may bruise us on the Heel,
But cannot reach our Head.

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

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 Chu… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ our head's gone up on high, And we his body are
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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