Scripture Verse

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. Revelation 3:20

Introduction

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Franklin L. Sheppard
(1852–1930)

Words: Frank­lin L. Shep­pard, 1915. Ap­peared in his Al­le­lu­ia (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: West­min­ster Press, 1916), num­ber 152, with his in­i­tials, S. F. L. (Shep­pard, Frank­lin L.).

Music: Guang­dong Charles L. Nay­lor, 1916 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Nay­lor (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Christ thy Lord is waiting now,
Let Him in! Let Him in!
See the thorns upon His brow!
Let Him in! Let Him in!
He, from sin to set us free,
Suffered on the shameful tree;
Think upon His agony!
Let Him in! Let Him in!

Son of God, behold Him nigh!
Let Him in! Let Him in!
Son of Man, exalted high!
Let Him in! Let Him in!
Cast away thy sinful pride:
With thy Savior, guardian, guide,
Thou wilt e’er be satisfied,
Let Him in! Let Him in!

Seeks He now the humble heart,
Let Him in! Let Him in!
Calls it from the world apart,
Let Him in! Let Him in!
Yield to Him His rightful place,
Look to Him for needed grace;
Now begin the heav’nly race!
Let Him in! Let Him in!

Blessèd Lord, I now believe!
Enter in! Enter in!
Joyfully I Thee receive,
Enter in! Enter in!
Thou the path of life wilt show,
Comfort me in time of woe;
Hidden things wilt make me know!
Enter in! Enter in!

Thou wilt give me fullest joy,
Enter in! Enter in!
Calm, and free from sin’s alloy,
Enter in! Enter in!
Striving, at my side Thou’lt stand,
Fainting, stay me by Thy hand;
Take me to the heav’nly land!
Enter in! Enter in!