Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Ar­ranged from Will­iam Kitch­ing in Sac­red Songs No. 1, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1896), num­ber 9.

Music: James H. Burke (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kitch­ing (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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James H. Burke
1855–1901

Lyrics

Jesus knocks, He calls to thee;
Weary one, O come to Me;
He can save and only He;
Open wide the door.

Refrain

Open wide the door,
Open wide the door,
He can save, and only He—
Open wide the door.

Jesus knocks, He comes to save;
’Twas for thee His life He gave;
He hath triumphed o’er the grave;
Open wide the door.

Refrain

Jesus knocks, is knocking still;
Yield to Him at once thy will;
He with joy thy heart can fill;
Open wide the door.

Refrain

Jesus knocks, the moments fly;
While salvation yet is nigh,
Ere the Savior passeth by,
Open wide the door.

Refrain