Behold, 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
Words & Music: Anthony J. Showalter, in Sweet Harmonies (Eureka Springs, Arkansas: C. M. Barnes, 1906), number 129 (🔊 pdf nwc).
Lo! Jesus patiently knocks at the door,
Knocks at thy heart, knocks at thy heart;
Open today and resist Him no more,
Lest He forever depart.
Knocking today, knocking today;
Jesus is knocking,
Is knocking for entrance today.
Open the door and say,
Master, come in,;
Come and abide, come and abide
He will redeem thee and cleanse from all sin,
He will be with thee to guide.
Jesus stands waiting and pleads with thee still;
Open today, open today;
How canst thou treat the dear Savior so ill?
How canst thou turn Him away?
Open the door of thy heart and find rest,
Find it today, find it today;
Let Him but enter and thou shalt be blest;
Why wilt thou longer delay?