Nicodemus, Pharisee ruler, by night came
To Jesus, Who shocked Him...: "You must be born again!"
"How?" quoth he. Jesus said "know ye not things earthly?
How will you believe if I speak of heavenly?
The Son of man must be lifted up; who believes
In Him will not die, but eternal life receives.
God loved the world enough His only Son to give,
So believers in Him die not, but fore'er live.
Light is now in the world, but men prefer darkness
For their deeds are evil, which light makes manifest."
Jesus came next to Judea, baptizing near John
Who told his followers: "He, not I, is the One!"