9708. Shall I Let Him In?

1 Christ is knocking at my sad heart;
Shall I let Him in?
Patiently pleading with my sad heart;
Oh! shall I let Him in?
Cold and proud is my heart with sin;
Dark and cheerless is all within;
Christ is bidding me turn unto Him,
Oh! shall I let Him in?

2 Shall I send Him the loving word;
Shall I let Him in?
Meekly accepting my gracious Lord;
Oh! shall I let Him in?
He can infinite love impart;
He can pardon this rebel heart;
Shall I bid Him forever depart,
Or shall I let Him in?

3 Yes, I’ll open this heart’s proud door,
Yes, I’ll let him in;
Gladly I’ll welcome Him evermore;
Oh! yes, I’ll let him in.
Blessèd Savior, abide with me;
Cares and trials will lighter be:
I am safe if I’m only with Thee,
Oh! blessèd Lord, come in.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is knocking at my sad heart
Title: Shall I Let Him In?
Author: Horatio Richmond Palmer (1877)
Language: English
Source: Welcome Tidings by Robert Lowry et al. (New York: Biglow & Main, 1877)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Christ is knocking at my sad heart]
Composer: Horatio Richmond Palmer
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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