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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Robert Harkness
1880–1961

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain