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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 42 hymnals

Representative Text

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 >



DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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Instances (1 - 42 of 42)

Christ in Song #d214

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Christ in Song #143

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Sacred Songs No. 1 #185

Glaubens-Lieder #d208

Glorious Tidings #d51

Gospel Hymns #d201

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Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs #70

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 #690

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Gospel Songs #46b

Gospel Songs #115

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Gospel Tent Songs #101

Harvest Bells No. 2 #25

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Harvest Bells Nos. 1, 2 and 3 #136

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #324

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #426

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #140

Light Divine #d29

Quartet Song Book No. 10 #d20

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Sacred Songs & Solos #147

Sacred Songs and Solos #147

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Sacred Songs No. 1 #185

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

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Songs of the New Life #104

Sonnets of Praise #d49

Soul Songs #d72

Soul Songs for Sunday Schools #d47

Soul Songs. Souvenir & Prospectus ed. #d32

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Spiritual Songs No. 2 #104c

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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


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #230

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

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The New Gospel Song Book #171

The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #187

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The Otterbein Hymnal #250

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The People's Hymn Book #329

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The People's Hymnal #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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