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

An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, in Sweet Har­mo­nies (Eu­re­ka Springs, Ar­kan­sas: C. M. Barnes, 1906), num­ber 129 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Anthony J. Showalter (1858–1924)

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.

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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
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He will redeem thee and cleanse from all sin,
He will be with thee to guide.

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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?

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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?

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