Scripture Verse

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


Asa B. Everett

Words: Ma­ry B. Slade, in Good News, or Songs and Tunes for Sun­day Schools, Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tions, and Spe­cial Meet­ings, ed­it­ed by Rig­don M. Mc­In­tosh (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1876).

Music: Al­ber­ta Asa B. Ev­er­ett (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Slade or Ev­er­ett, would you ?

Mary B. Slade


Who at my door is standing,
Patiently drawing near,
Entrance within demanding?
Whose is the voice I hear?


Sweetly the tones are falling;
Open the door for Me!
If thou wilt heed My calling,
I will abide with thee.

Lonely without He’s staying;
Lonely within am I;
While I am still delaying,
Will He not pass me by?


All through the dark hours dreary,
Knocking again is He;
Jesus, art Thou not weary,
Waiting so long for me?


Door of my heart, I hasten!
Thee will I open wide.
Though He rebuke and chasten,
He shall with me abide.