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

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Sacred Songs No. 1 #185

Glaubens-Lieder: eine Sammlung geistreicher Lieder zur oeffentlichen und haeuslichen Erbauung und zum Lobe Gottes #d208

Glorious Tidings #d51

Gospel Hymns #d201

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Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs: as used by them in gospel meetings #70

Harvest Bells No.2 #d26

Harvest Bells No. 2 #d22

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #324

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #426

Light Divine #d29

Quartet Song Book No. 10 #d20

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Sacred Songs & Solos: Nos 1. and 2. Combined #147

Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #147

Songland Melodies ... a New Song Book for Revivals #d27

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #331

Songs of Service and Praise #d38

Sonnets of Praise #d49

Soul Songs #d72

Soul Songs for Sunday Schools #d47

Soul Songs. Souvenir & Prospectus ed. #d32

Spiritual Songs No. 2 #d34

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Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #t32

The Apostolic Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Translations of Hymns ... in the "Zions Harfe" #d69

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #230

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #267

The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #d68

The People's Hymn Book #d113

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The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #250

Uplifting Songs, New and Old #d69

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Young People's Songs of Praise #260

Zion Songs, Spiritual Hymns #d43

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