Scripture Verse

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in. Revelation 3:20

Introduction

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Rufus H. McDaniel
1850–1940

Words: Ru­fus H. Mc­Da­ni­el, 1914. Mc­Da­ni­el wrote these words af­ter the death of his son.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1914 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Background

It was the in­stru­ment used by the Ho­ly Spi­rit in the con­ver­sion of Po­lice­man Fowl­er dur­ing the Bi­lly Sun­day Phi­la­del­phia [Penn­syl­van­ia] meet­ing.

What the apos­tol­ic preach­ing of the great ev­an­gel­ist failed to do, this song of per­son­al tes­ti­mo­ny did—brought about Fowl­er’s con­ver­sion. More than a hun­dred po­lice­men were led to Christ by the change wrought in the life of one man by this song.

Sanville, p. 32

Lyrics

What a wonderful change
In my life has been wrought
Since Je­sus came into my heart!
I have light in my soul
For which long I had sought,
Since Je­sus came into my heart!

Refrain

Since Je­sus came into my heart,
Since Je­sus came into my heart,
Floods of joy o’er my soul
Like the sea billows roll,
Since Je­sus came into my heart.

I have ceased from my wandering
And going as­tray,
Since Je­sus came into my heart!
And my sins, which were many,
Are all washed away,
Since Je­sus came into my heart!

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I’m possessed of a hope
That is steadfast and sure,
Since Je­sus came into my heart!
And no dark clouds of doubt
Now my pathway obscure,
Since Je­sus came into my heart!

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There’s a light in the valley
Of death now for me,
Since Je­sus came into my heart!
And the gates of the city
Beyond I can see,
Since Je­sus came into my heart!

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I shall go there to dwell in that city, I know,
Since Je­sus came into my heart!
And I’m happy, so happy,
As onward I go,
Since Je­sus came into my heart!

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