Behold, I stand at the door and knock.@Revelation 3:20
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Asa B. Everett (1828–1875)

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).

Alberta Asa B. Everett (πŸ”Š pdf nwc).

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Mary B. Slade (1826–1882)

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

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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?

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

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

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