Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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 ?

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Knowles Shaw
(1834–1878)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain