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
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John R. Clements (1868–1946)

John R. Clements, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 4, edited by John R. Sweney, Henry L. Gilmour & J. Howard Entwisle (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897), number 84.

John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837–1899)

Dost thou know at thy bolted heart’s door tonight,
The Savior in meekness doth stand,
And longs for admission? Pray, listen now
To the knock of the nail-piercèd hand.

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Heed the knock of the nail-piercèd hand,
Heed the knock of the nail-piercèd hand;
Swing the door open wide,
Bid Him enter and abide,
Heed the knock of the nail-piercèd hand.

Outside He has stood thro’ the length of the years,
Since Mother the love-flame first flamed;
You have spurned and rejected, O give heed tonight,
To the knock of the nail-piercèd hand.

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You turn not away when a friend’s at your door,
Here’s one there’s none like in the land,
Who asks to come in to forever abide;
Heed the knock of the nail-piercèd hand.

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All the pain and the shame of His death on the tree
A welcome from you should command,
Since the weight of your sins in His body He bore;
Heed the knock of the nail-piercèd hand.

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