Whilst we are marching through

Whilst we are marching through

Author: James Relly
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Whilst we are marching thro'
This Land, with Drought accurs'd,
Rivers of living Waters flow,
In thee, to quench our Thirst.

2 This World's a weary land;
By Sin, a Desart made:
'Tis all around a burning Strand;
Has no refreshing Shade.

3 But thou'rt our mighty Rock;
Thy Shadow very great!
Where all thy weary Pilgrim-Flock
Find a divine Retreat.

4 Tho' once with Sin oppress'd,
From which no Part was free;
Our Grievances are now redress'd,
Dear, glorious Man, in thee.

5 In thee we now have found
What'er we lost, and more;
We see thy Grace much more abound,
Than Sin had done before.

6 Thy Praise be our Employ;
Thy Glories ever shine:
All our Salvation, Hope, and Joy,
Art thou, O Man divine!

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

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: Whilst we are marching through
Author: James Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.LXVTextPage Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #45Page Scan
Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: selected from various authors; and published by a Committee of the Convention of the churches, believing in the restitution of all men... #21Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d460
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #45Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #LXXVIPage Scan
The Gospel Hymn Book: being a selection of hymns, composed by different authors designed for the use of the church universal and adapted to public and private devotion #114Page Scan



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