Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Lil­li­an S. Web­ster, 1902.

Music: Hart P. Danks (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Hart P. Danks
1834–1903

Lyrics

I am waiting at the portal;
Do not pass Me by!
Tho’ the cares of life are pressing,
Linger to receive a blessing,
Ere the night draws nigh.

Refrain

At the portal, I am waiting,
I am waiting still for thee;
At the portal I am waiting,
Then come, O come to Me.

I am waiting at the portal;
Do I wait in vain?
Seeking only earthly pleasures
And rejecting heav’nly treasures
Do not bring thee gain.

Refrain

I am waiting at the portal,
Patiently I wait;
In My Father’s name receiving
All who come to Me believing,
Ere it be too late.

Refrain