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, and will sup with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20

Introduction

Words: H. J. Eur­ope, in Car­ols of Joy, by Frank Da­vis (Spring­field, Ohio: J. Rust, 1882), page 55, alt.

Music: Yvelines Frank M. Da­vis (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Eur­ope’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you send us an e-mail?

portrait
Frank M. Davis
(1839–1896)

Lyrics

Hear you not the gentle sound
At your heart as Christ goes round?
Gently knocking at each door,
Knocking, knocking, ever more.

Refrain

Knocking, knocking, at your heart’s door,
Knocking, knocking, evermore;
Gently knocking at your heart’s door,
Knocking, knocking, evermore.

Do not let Him knock in vain;
Now He knocks again, again;
If you’ll not undo the door,
He may leave to knock no more.

Refrain

But if you will let Him in,
Heav’nly joys you’ll sup with Him;
He will take away your sin,
Holy pleasures place within.

Refrain