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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Sylvanus D. Phelps (1816-1895)

Sylvanus D. Phelps, in Pure Gold, edited by Robert Lowry & W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1871), number 151.

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Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

Once I heard a sound at my heart’s dark door,
And was roused from the slumber of sin;
It was Jesus knocked, He had knocked before;
Now I said, Blessèd Master, come in.

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Then open, open, open, let the Master in;
For the heart will be bright with a heav’nly light
When you let the Master in.

Then He spread a feast of redeeming love,
And He made me His own happy guest;
In my joy I thought that the saints above
Could be hardly more favored or blest.

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In the holy war with the foes of truth,
He’s my shield, He my table prepares;
He restores my soul, He renews my youth,
And gives triumph in answer to prayers.

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He will feast me still with His presence dear,
And the love He so freely has giv’n,
While His promise tells, as I serve Him here,
Of the banquet of glory in Heav’n.

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