Hark! what means the sound of knocking
At this long, long bolted door?
Can it be the loving Savior
Who so kindly calls once more?
Lo! the blessèd Savior knocketh;
Open wide to Him the door;
He the blessings surely giveth—
Joy and peace forevermore.
I’m not sure that He will ever
With that gentle, loving hand,
Knock again and bid me welcome
To that happier, better land.
Oh! do not refuse admittance
For His errand is so great;
There’s no other friend to guide thee
To the royal path so strait.
Oh! the joy His message brought me
When I opened wide the door;
Jesus entered, cleansed and blessed me;
I’m His child forevermore.