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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