Scripture Verse

I am the door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved, and will go in and out, and find pasture. John 10:9

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
(1840–1901)

Words: Dan­i­el W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 4, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1881), num­ber 86. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as El Na­than, one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
(1840–1907)

Lyrics

O what shall I do to be saved?
The gathering storm I behold,
Exposed to the wrath of my God;
Is there no sheltering fold,
Is there no sheltering fold?

Refrain

I am the door, by Me if any man enter in,
He shall be saved, he shall be saved;
I am the door, by Me if any man enter in,
He shall be saved, he shall be saved.

O what shall I do to be saved?
No light, no hope can I see,
No help in myself can I find;
Is there no mercy for me,
Is there no mercy for me?

Refrain

O what shall I do to be saved?
So vile, so burdened with sin,
O how to the fold may I come,
How may I enter therein,
How may I enter therein?

Refrain

I enter the wide open door,
In Christ I now have believed;
I’m cleansed from my sins by His blood;
I trust, and now I am saved,
I trust, and now I am saved!

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