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How solemn are the words, And yet to faith how plain

How solemn are the words, And yet to faith how plain

Author: Albert Midlane
Published in 37 hymnals

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1 How solemn are the words,
And yet to faith how plain,
Which Jesus uttered while on earth,
Ye must be born again!

2 Ye must be born again!
For so hath God decreed;
No reformation will suffice,
'Tis life poor sinners need.

3 Ye must be born again!
And life in Christ must have;
In vain the soul may elsewhere go,
'Tis He alone can save.

4 Ye must be born again!
Or never enter heav'n;
'Tis only blood-washed ones are there,
The ransomed and forgiv'n.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #230

Author: Albert Midlane

Midlane, Albert, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, Jan. 23, 1825, and was engaged in business in that town for many years. To his Sunday school teacher he ascribes the honour of prompting him to poetic efforts: and the same teacher did much to shape his early life. His first printed hymn, "Hark! in the presence of our God," was written in September, 1842, at Carisbrooke Castle, and printed in the Youth’s Magazine in November of the same year. Since then he has written over 300, and of these a large proportion are in common use. They appeared in magazines and small mission hymn-books, including:— (1) The Youth's Magazine; (2) The British Messenger; (3) The London Messenger; (4) Trotter's Evangelical Hymn Book, 1860; (5) The Ambassador… Go to person page >

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First Line: How solemn are the words, And yet to faith how plain
Author: Albert Midlane



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Christ in Song #d214
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #143TextPage Scan
Christian Endeavor Edition of Sacred Songs No. 1 #185Page Scan
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Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs: as used by them in gospel meetings #70Page Scan
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