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That heavenly Teacher, in words that are plain

That heavenly Teacher, in words that are plain

Author: Charles W. Naylor (1907)
Tune: [That heavenly Teacher in words that are plain]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 That heavenly Teacher, in words that are plain,
This truth declared to men,
If ever they would to His kingdom attain,
They must be born again.

Ye must be born again,
Ye must be born again;
His words are true, He speaks to you,
Ye must be born again.

2 No mere reformation your sins can erase,
You cannot remove their stain;
If ever in heaven your soul has a place,
Ye must be born again. [Refrain]

3 Good works will not answer, no penance will do,
Morality, too, is vain,
For naught will avail but a creature made new,
Ye must be born again. [Refrain]

4 In Adam we lost all our righteous estate,
And would we it regain,
To Jesus must come and repent ere too late—
Ye must be born again. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #954

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: That heavenly Teacher, in words that are plain
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1907)
Refrain First Line: Ye must be born again



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Timeless Truths #954

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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