Scripture Verse

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him. Revelation 3:20


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Wel­come Tid­ings, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry, How­ard Doane & Ira D. San­key (New York: Big­low & Main, 1877), num­ber 101. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Har­ry C. Ayres, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms. However, Ju­lian, page 105, says Har­ry Ayres (or Ay­ers) was a real per­son ra­ther than a pseu­do­nym. More evi­dence is need­ed to es­tab­lish the facts here.

Music: Ri­mi­ni W. How­ard Doane, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


One there is who loves thee,
Waiting still for thee:
Canst thou yet re­ject Him?
None so kind as He.
Do not grieve Him long­er,
Come and trust Him now;
He has wait­ed all thy days,
Why wait­est thou?


Still His love would save thee,
O re­ceive Him now;
He has wait­ed all thy days,
Why wait­est thou?

Tenderly He woos thee,
Do not slight His call;
Tho’ thy sins are ma­ny,
He’ll for­give them all.
Turn to Him re­pent­ing,
He will cleanse thee now;
He is wait­ing at thy heart,
Why wait­est thou?


Jesus still is wait­ing:
Sinner, why de­lay?
To His arms of mer­cy
Rise and haste away.
Only come be­liev­ing,
He will save thee now;
He is wait­ing at the door,
Why wait­est thou?