Scripture Verse

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. Revelation 3:20


George C. Hugg (1848–1907)

Words: Helen M. Burn­side, in Light in the Val­ley (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1898), num­ber 140.

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Burn­side (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Callest Thou thus, oh Mas­ter?
Callest Thou thus to me?
Weary and heavy laden,
Longing to come to Thee,
Out in the lonely darkness
Thy dear voice sounds so sweet,
I am not worthy, Mas­ter, oh no,
Not worthy to kiss Thy feet.

Comest Thou thus, oh Mas­ter?
Comest Thou thus to me?
Untrimmed, my lamp, and dying,
And house not meet for Thee.
Thou art so great and holy,
I am by sin undone,
I am not worthy, Mas­ter, oh no,
Not worthy that Thou shouldst come.

Child, said the gracious Mas­ter,
With voice divinely sweet,
I only ask a welcome,
Rest for My weary feet!

Come o’er my lowly threshold,
Dark, and defiled by sin,
Tho’ all unworthy, Mas­ter, oh come,
I pray Thee, come, enter in.