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Hymn: A ruler came to Christ on earth (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: A ruler came to Christ on earth

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 139

Page Number: 169, click to see hymnal pages


A RULER came to Christ on earth,

Instruction to obtain;

The lesson taught was the New Birth-

"Ye must be born again."

Sinners, this solemn truth regard!

Hear, all ye sons of men;

For Christ, the Saviour, hath declared,

"Ye must be born again."

Whate'er may be your birth or blood,

The sinner's boast is vain;

Thus saith the glorious Son of God,

"Ye must be born again."

That which is born of flesh is flesh,

And flesh it must remain;

Then marvel not that Jesus says,

"Ye must be born again."

Dear Saviour, may they now believe,

Hear, and obey thy word,

Remission of their sins receive,

And this be "born of God."