What beauties divine

What beauties divine

Author: James Relly
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 What Beauties divine,
In Jesus do shine!
And yet all I see, I, with Boldness, call mine.

2 With him crucify'd,
When Jesus he dy'd,
My Nature was purg'd, and to God purify'd.

3 To me it is plain
When Jesus was slain,
Eternal Redemption he then did obtain.

4 From Bondage and Chains,
From Sin and Hell-pains,
Redemption of all in one Man he obtains.

5 Baptiz'd into him,
Who did me redeem,
His Person and Glories are my constant Theme.

6 For all of the Lamb
I rightfully claim,
To rest in his Fulness of Stature I aim.

7 The Father makes known
What he hath bestown
On Christ, and instructs me to call it my own.

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

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: What beauties divine
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain