Scripture Verse

I stand at the door, and knock. Revelation 3:20


Words: Pe­ter Vo­gel, in The Morn­ing Star, ed­it­ed by Knowles Shaw (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1877), num­ber 26.

Music: Ka­no Knowles Shaw, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Vo­gel (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Knowles Shaw


Sinner, didst thou hear it?
’Tis the Savior’s call,
Standing, knocking, waiting,
Christ, the Lord of all;
Seeking for an entrance
In that heart of thine,
Pleading to transform thee
By His grace divine.


Standing, knocking, waiting,
Hear His gentle voice;
’Tis the Savior calling,
Make today your choice.

Tender is His accent,
Winning is His tone,
Standing, knocking, waiting,
Wants thee for a son.
Father’s house of mansions,
Beautiful and fair,
Stands in grandeur waiting,
He would sup you there.


Oh, canst thou refuse Him,
Knocking day by day?
Standing, knocking, waiting,
Yield without delay;
Yes, the Lord Almighty,
Humbled in the dust,
Beggeth thee as sovereign,
Take Me as thy guest.