Scripture Verse

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


Arthur C. Coxe (1818–1896)

Words: Ar­thur C. Coxe, 1842. Alt. by E. Gus­tav John­son, 1948.

Music: Mid­night An­drew L. Skoog, 1894 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Andrew L. Skoog (1856–1934)


In the si­lent mid­night watch­es,
Standing at your door,
Calls the Sav­ior, plead­ing, knock­ing,
Now as oft be­fore.
He would en­ter with sal­va­tion,
Heart op­pressed by sin!
Open now the door for Je­sus,
Let Him en­ter in!

Death will come some day, re­lent­less,
Come to ev­ery man.
None can heed­less­ly ig­nore him,
None his en­try ban.
Jesus waits in mer­cy plead­ing,
At the door to­day,
Him, not death, the cru­el reap­er,
You can turn away.

When you hear the Sav­ior knock­ing,
Calling at your door,
O re­ceive Him, let Him en­ter,
And your soul re­store!
Then when breaks the gold­en morn­ing,
Bright, eter­nal, fair,
He will op­en Hea­ven’s por­tals
And re­ceive you there.