Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: An­na Chi­ches­ter, 1892.

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Edmund S. Lorenz
(1854–1942)

Lyrics

Open your heart to the Spirit’s entreating;
Welcome Him in! Welcome Him in!
List to His wings
At your heart’s windows beating,
Welcome the Spirit in!

Refrain

Welcome Him in,
He has blessing untold;
Welcome Him in,
Peace your heart shall enfold;
Welcome Him in,
Love your spirit shall hold,
Welcome the Spirit in!

Life all divine doth the Spirit now proffer;
Welcome Him in! Welcome Him in!
Life that’s eternal—
Accept now His offer,
Welcome the Spirit in!

Refrain

Fruits more than golden this Spirit will yield you;
Welcome Him in! Welcome Him in!
Love, peace and joy
When His grace shall have sealed you
Welcome the Spirit in!

Refrain

He is a friend that abideth forever;
Welcome Him in! Welcome Him in!
He brings a comfort
That faileth you never,
Welcome the Spirit in!

Refrain