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

Words: Dwight Will­iams, in Win­nowed Hymns, ed­it­ed by Charles C. Mc­Cabe & Da­ni­el T. Mac­Far­lan (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1873), page 27.

Music: Har­mo­ny by Si­las J. Vail (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Dwight Williams
1824–1898

Lyrics

I am the door, come in, come in,
And leave without thy load of sin;
The night is dark, the storm is wild,
O venture in, thou stranger child,
O venture in, thou stranger child.

I am the door, come, gently knock,
And I will loose the heavy lock
That guards my Father’s precious fold;
Come in from darkness and from cold,
Come in from darkness and from cold.

I am the door, no longer roam,
Here are thy treasures, here thy home;
I purchased them for thee and thine,
And paid the price in blood divine,
And paid the price in blood divine.

I am the door, My Father waits
To make thee heir of rich estates;
Come, dwell with Him, and dwell with Me,
And thou My Father’s child shall be,
And thou My Father’s child shall be.

I am the door, come in, come in,
And everlasting treasures win;
My Father’s house was built for thee,
And thou shalt share His home with Me,
And thou shalt share His home with Me.