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)

Fanny Crosby, in Welcome Tidings, edited by Robert Lowry, W. Howard Doane & Ira D. Sankey (New York: Biglow & Main, 1877), number 101. Some hymnals show 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.

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?