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
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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).

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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?

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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?

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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?

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