607. I Stood Outside the Gate

1 I stood outside the gate,
A poor way-faring child;
Within my heart there beat
A tempest loud and wild;
A fear oppressed my soul,
That I might be too late;
And, oh, I trembled sore,
And prayed outside the gate.

2 “O Mercy!” loud I cried,
“Now give me rest from sin!”
“I will,” a voice replied,
And Mercy let me in:
She bound my bleeding wounds,
And soothed my heart oppressed,
She washed away my guilt,
And gave me peace and rest.

3 In Mercy’s guise I knew
The Savior long abused,
Who often sought my heart,
And wept when I refused;
Oh, what a blest return
For all my years of sin!
I stood outside the gate,
And Jesus let me in.

Text Information
First Line: I stood outside the gate
Title: I Stood Outside the Gate
Author: Josephine Pollard
Meter: 6.6.6.6 D 6.6
Scripture: Matthew 7:13
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Stood_Outside_the_Gate); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (59); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (474)
Tune Information
Name: [I stood outside the gate]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 6.6.6.6 D 6.6
Key: E Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Stood_Outside_the_Gate); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (59); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (474)



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