Ye Must Be Born Again

A ruler once came to Jesus by night

Author: William T. Sleeper
Tune: [A ruler once came to Jesus by night]
Published in 160 hymnals

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1. A ruler once came to Jesus by night
To ask Him the way of salvation and light;
The Master made answer in words true and plain,
"Ye must be born again.

Ye must be born again,
Ye must be born again;
I verily, verily say unto thee,
Ye must be born again."

2. Ye children of men, attend to the word
So solemnly uttered by Jesus the Lord;
And let not this message to you be in vain,
"Ye must be born again.

Ye must be born again,
Ye must be born again;
I verily, verily say unto thee,
Ye must be born again."

3. O ye who would enter that glorious rest,
And sing with the ransomed the song of the blest,
The life everlasting if ye would obtain,
"Ye must be born again.

Ye must be born again,
Ye must be born again;
I verily, verily say unto thee,
Ye must be born again."

4. A dear one in heaven thy heart yearns to see,
At the beautiful gate may be watching for thee,
Then list to the note of this solemn refrain,
"Ye must be born again.

Ye must be born again,
Ye must be born again;
I verily, verily say unto thee,
Ye must be born again."


Source: Baptist Hymnal 1991 #322

Author: William T. Sleeper

Sleeper, W. T. is given in I. D. Sankey’s Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881, as the author of “A ruler once came to Jesus by night” (Need for the New Birth). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A ruler once came to Jesus by night
Title: Ye Must Be Born Again
Author: William T. Sleeper
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Refrain First Line: Ye must be born again
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

[A ruler once came to Jesus by night]

This song was writ­ten while Steb­bins was help­ing Dr. George Pen­te­cost in evan­gel­is­tic meet­ings in Wor­ces­ter, Mass­a­chu­setts: During those meet­ings, one of the sub­jects preached up­on was the "New Birth." While pre­sent­ing the truth, en­forc­ing it by re­fer­ri…

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #322
The Cyber Hymnal #7767
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Instances

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #322TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #352TextPage Scan
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Small Church Music #2393Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #253
The Christian Life Hymnal #271
The Cyber Hymnal #7767TextScoreAudio
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