Scripture Verse

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in. Revelation 3:20


Words: Mar­tha S. Cling­an, in The Mo­dern Hym­nal, by Ro­bert H. Cole­man (Dall­as, Tex­as: Ro­bert H. Cole­man, 1926), num­ber 377.

Music: Ro­bert Hark­ness (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Robert Harkness (1880–1961)


I op­en my heart to Je­sus,
The door that was closed swings wide;
In pa­tient love long He wait­ed;
Come, Lord, in my heart abide.


Come in­to my heart,
Come in­to my heart,
Come in­to my heart, Lord Je­sus;
Possess me, I pray,
O use me al­way;
Come into my heart, Lord Je­sus.

My heart has been dark and lone­ly,
But Je­sus now fills with peace;
He speaks, and the sha­dows va­nish,
He en­ters, my striv­ings cease.


My joy is His ra­di­ant pre­sence,
The sun­shine is not so bright;
All self­ish­ness lost in glo­ry,
Makes ser­vice with Him de­light.