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Jesus and Nicodemus

He came in the hush of the silent night

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [He came in the hush of the silent night]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 He came in the hush of the silent night,
For his soul had no rest within;
And he heard from the lips of the holy one,
Thou must be born again.

Thou must be born again, poor soul,
Thy heart must be cleansed from sin;
Thy will must bow,
And, with sweet control,
Thy Lord must reign within.

2 He came, for he knew that his only hope
Must be staid on the truth he heard;
And he knew that the voice in his heart that rang
Had come from Christ the Lord. [Refrain]

3 He came, for he longed for the peace that flows
From the joy of a purer life;
And he longed for a heart that was free from sin,
No more with God at strife. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #103

Author: William Cushing

Cushing, William Orcutt , born at Hingham, Massachusetts, Dec. 31, 1823, is the author of the following hymns which appear in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos:— 1. Beautiful valley of Eden. Heaven. 2. Down in the valley with my Saviour I would go. Trusting to Jesus. 3. Fair is the morning land. Heaven. 4. I am resting so sweetly in Jesus now. Rest and Peace in Jesus. 5. I have heard of a land far away. Heaven. 6. 0 safe to the Rock that is higher than I. The Rock of Ages. 1. Ring the bells of heaven, there is joy today. Heavenly Joy over repenting Sinners. 8. We are watching, we are waiting. Second Advent anticipated. Mr. Cushing has also several additional hymns in some American Sunday School collections… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He came in the hush of the silent night
Title: Jesus and Nicodemus
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: Ye must be born again



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
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Joyful Lays #103

Song Evangel #d32

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