492. 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 brothers,
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)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: Revelation 3:20
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Repentance; Christ: Love and Grace of; Christ: Patience of (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. EDITH
Composer: Justin H. Knecht (1799)
Composer: Edward Husband (1871)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: E♭ Major



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