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


Words: Charles W. Ray, in Songs of Ser­vice, ed­it­ed by Jes­sie H. Brown, Mat­tie M. Bo­tel­er et al. (At­lan­ta, Geor­gia: Rig­don M. Mc­In­tosh, 1896), num­ber 3.

Music: Har­vey R. Chris­tie (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ray (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Harvey R. Christie (1848–1925)


To thy barred and bolted door,
Gently as a wooing dove,
Jesus comes as oft before,
Pleading in His tender love.


Let Him in; let Him in;
Sinner, why not make Him room?
Let Him in; let Him in;
Lest He ne­ver more may come.

Haste and open wide the door,
Banish ev’ry thought of sin;
Why refuse and grieve Him more;
Quickly rise and let Him in.


He a royal feast will spread,
He will bring a boundless store;
Thou shalt taste The Living Bread,
And be blest for­ev­er­more.


He is knocking, waiting still;
Why in madness yet delay?
Why refuse His mercy till
He aggrieved shall turn away?