Scripture Verse

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him. Revelation 3:20

Introduction

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Melvin J. Hill
1881–1950

Words: Ho­ward G. Has­tings, 1906.

Music: Mel­vin J. Hill (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Has­tings (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

O bro­ther, the mill­ions are dy­ing in sin,
They wan­der in dark­ness and night;
O heed thou God’s mes­sage, His full­ness re­ceive,
And carry thy bro­ther the light.

Refrain

Accept Him to­day; no long­er de­lay,
The Com­fort­er glad­ly rec­eive;
He waits for thy call; give ov­er thy all,
’Tis on­ly to ask,
’Tis on­ly to ask and be­lieve.

No more in the wil­der­ness, sad and afraid,
Thy wea­ry ex­ist­ence pro­long;
But cross ov­er Jor­dan, thy rich­es pos­sess,
And sigh­ing shall turn in­to song.

Refrain

Come, en­ter the bat­tle, will full ar­mor on,
With vic­to­ry as­sured o’er the foe;
The pow­er of the Spi­rit, abid­ing with­in,
Gives vic­to­ry wher­ev­er you go.

Refrain