Scripture Verse

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20

Introduction

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From Treasures of the Bible
Henry Davenport Northrop, 1894

Words & Mu­sic: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, in Sweet Har­mo­nies (Eu­re­ka Springs, Ar­kan­sas: C. M. Barnes, 1906), num­ber 129 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Anthony J. Showalter (1858–1924)

Lyrics

Lo! Je­sus pa­tien­tly knocks at the door,
Knocks at thy heart, knocks at thy heart;
Open to­day and re­sist Him no more,
Lest He for­ev­er de­part.

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Knocking to­day, knock­ing to­day;
Jesus is knock­ing,
Is knock­ing for en­trance to­day.

Open the door and say, Mas­ter, come in,
Come and abide, come and abide
;
He will redeem thee and cleanse from all sin,
He will be with thee to guide.

Refrain

Jesus stands wait­ing and pleads with thee still;
Open to­day, op­en to­day;
How canst thou treat the dear Sav­ior so ill?
How canst thou turn Him away?

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Open the door of thy heart and find rest,
Find it today, find it to­day;
Let Him but en­ter and thou shalt be blest;
Why wilt thou long­er delay?

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