Scripture Verse

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


Arthur C. Coxe (1818–1896)

Words: Ar­thur C. Coxe, 1842. Alt. by E. Gus­tav John­son, 1948.

Music: Mid­night An­drew L. Skoog, 1894 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Andrew L. Skoog (1856–1934)


In the silent midnight watches,
Standing at your door,
Calls the Sav­ior, pleading, knocking,
Now as oft before.
He would enter with sal­va­tion,
Heart oppressed by sin!
Open now the door for Je­sus,
Let Him enter in!

Death will come some day, relentless,
Come to every man.
None can heedlessly ignore him,
None his entry ban.
Jesus waits in mercy pleading,
At the door today,
Him, not death, the cruel reaper,
You can turn away.

When you hear the Sav­ior knocking,
Calling at your door,
O receive Him, let Him enter,
And your soul restore!
Then when breaks the golden morning,
Bright, eter­nal, fair,
He will open Hea­ven’s portals
And receive you there.