Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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 ?

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Charles Wesley
1707–1788

Lyrics

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.