682. Knock and It Shall Be Opened

1 O’er the door of heaven’s kingdom
Are the words forever true,
“If ye knock it shall be opened”—
Opened, sinner, yes, to you.

Refrain:
Sinner, come, why still delay?
Knock at mercy’s door today;
“Lost and guilty,” be thy plea,
Then ’twill open wide to thee.

2 Oh, how kind this proclamation
To the vilest sinner lost—
Perfect, free and full salvation,
Purchased at a boundless cost. [Refrain]

3 See the blessed invitation:
“He that knocks may enter in”;
Will you now accept the offer,
Casting off your load of sin? [Refrain]

4 Have you long withstood His mercy?
Has your heart unfeeling grown?
“He that knocketh here may enter,”
Is as sure as heaven’s throne. [Refrain]

5 Come, poor sinner, read the writing,
Knock at mercy’s door today;
Hear the love of God inviting,
Come and enter while you may. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O'er the door of heaven's kingdom
Title: Knock and It Shall Be Opened
Author: Daniel S. Warner
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.7.7
Scripture: Matthew 7:7; Luke 11:9
Topic: Invitation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Knock_and_It_Shall_Be_Opened); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (45); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (201)
Refrain First Line: Sinner, come, why still delay?
Tune Information
Name: [O'er the door of heaven's kingdom]
Composer: Irene Howard
Harmonizer: Daniel O. Teasley (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.7.7
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Knock_and_It_Shall_Be_Opened); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (45); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (201)



Media
MIDI file: Knock_and_It_Shall_Be_Opened.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Knock_and_It_Shall_Be_Opened)




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