77. O Jesus, Thou Art Standing

1 O Jesus, Thou art standing
Outside the fast-closed door,
In lowly patience waiting
To pass the threshold o'er:
Shame on us, Christian brethren,
His Name and sign who bear,
O shame, thrice shame upon us
To keep Him standing there!

2 O Jesus, Thou art knocking;
And lo! that hand is scarred,
And thorns Thy brow encircle,
And tears Thy face have marred.
O love that passeth knowledge,
So patiently to wait!
O sin that hath no equal,
So fast to bar the gate!

3 O Jesus, Thou art pleading
In accents meek and low,
I died for you, My children,
And will ye treat Me so?
O Lord, with shame and sorrow
We open now the door;
Dear Savior, enter, enter,
And leave us nevermore!


Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, Thou art standing
Title: O Jesus, Thou Art Standing
Author: William Walsham How (1867)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: Penitence
Tune Information
Composer: Justin Heinrich Knecht (1799)
Adapter: Edward Husband (1871)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Key: E Major

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