Scripture Verse

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart.@Luke 10:27
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Win­ning Songs, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney et al. (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1892), num­ber 84.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Weary child, thy sin forsaking,
Close thy heart no more;
From thy dream of pleasure waking,
Open wide the door.

Refrain

While the lamp of life is burning,
And the heart of God is yearning,
To His loving arms returning,
Give thy wand’ring o’er.

To the Savior’s tender pleading,
Close thy heart no more;
Now the call of mercy heeding
Open wide the door.

Refrain

To the Gospel invitation
Close thy heart no more;
To receive a full salvation
Open wide the door.

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To the joy that fadeth never
Close thy heart no more;
To the peace abiding ever
Open wide the door.

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