1 Behold a Stranger at the door!
He gently knocks, has knock’d before,
Has waited long, is waiting still;
You treat no other friend so ill.
O, let the dear Saviour come in,
He'll cleanse the heart from sin;
O, keep him no more out at the door,
But let the dear Saviour come in.
2 O lovely attitude—he stands
With melting heart and laden hands;
O matchless kindness—and he shows
This matchless kindness to his foes. [Refrain]
3 But will He prove a friend indeed?
He will; the very Friend you need;
The Friend of sinners--yes 'tis He,
With garments dyed on Calvary. [Refrain]
4 Rise, touched with gratitude divine;
Turn out his enemy and thine,
That soul-destroying monster—sin,
And let the Heavenly Stranger in. [Refrain]
5 Admit him lest His anger burn—
His feet, departed, ne'er return;
Admit him, or the hour's at hand
When at his door rejected stand. [Refrain]
|First Line:||Behold a stranger at the door|
|Title:||The Stranger at the Door|
|Refrain First Line:||O, let the dear Saviour come in|