Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Al­fred Tay­lor, in Songs of Glad­ness, ed­it­ed by John Gould (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Charles W. A. Trump­ler, 1869), page 40.

Music: John E. Gould (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Tay­lor (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Gould,

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John E. Gould
1821–1875

Lyrics

My Sav­ior stands wait­ing,
And knocks at the door;
Has knocked, and is knock­ing again;
I hear His kind voice,
I’ll re­ject Him no more,
Nor let Him stand plead­ing in vain.
In in­fi­nite mer­cy
He came from above,
To ran­som, to cleanse me from sin,
I’ll yield to the voice
Of His mer­ci­ful love,
And let my dear Sav­ior come in.

Refrain

Savior, come in, cleanse me from sin;
Jesus, my Sav­ior, come in, come in!
Enter the door, wait­ing no more,
Savior, dear Sav­ior, come in.

O Sav­ior, my ran­som,
Redeemer and friend,
The Life, and the Truth, and the Way,
On Thy pre­cious merit
Alone I de­pend;
Dwell in me and keep me, I pray.
Thy good­ness hath op­ened
The door of my heart—
’Tis open in wel­come to Thee;
Come in, bless­èd Sav­ior,
And ne­ver de­part
Come in, with Thy mer­cy, to me.

Refrain