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 Wesley, Short Hymns (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762), Volume 2, number 847.
Music: Erlesdene J. H. Martin, in The Primitive Methodist Hymnal with Accompanying Tunes, edited by George Booth (London: Primitive Methodist Publishing House, 1912), number 334 (🔊 pdf nwc)
If you know Martin’s full name, or where to get a good photo of him (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Savior, I know Thy gracious will,
Thou waitest for admittance still;
Thy knock, Thy mercy’s voice I hear,
And open wide my heart sincere;
I use the power my Lord doth give,
And gladly now Thyself receive.
Enter with all Thy fullness in,
And cast out this intruder, sin;
Challenge Thy dear bought property,
And pleased with what Thou bring’st to me,
The good which comes from Thee alone,
Vouchsafe to banquet on Thine own.
Nothing have I to offer Thee
But wretchedness and poverty:
O wouldst Thou in Thy servant find
The lowly, meek and patient mind;
Dispread Thine image o’er my breast,
And on Thy own perfection feast.
Then should I with my Savior sup,
To the third heaven at last caught up,
Obtain the bliss begun below,
The bliss I now would die to know;
Sit down, O King of saints, with Thee,
And feast to all eternity.