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207. Behold a Stranger at the Door

1 Behold a Stranger at the door!
He gently knocks, has knocked before,
Has waited long, is waiting still:
You treat no other friend so ill.

2 O lovely attitude! He stands
With melting heart and laden hands:
O matchless kindness! and He shows
This matchless kindness to His foes.

3 But will He prove a friend indeed?
He will; the very friend you need;
The Friend of sinners--yea, 'tis He,
With garments dyed on Calvary.

4 Rise, touched with gratitude divine;
Turn out His enemy and thine,
That soul-destroying monster, sin,
And let the heavenly Stranger in.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Behold a Stranger at the door!
Title: Behold a Stranger at the Door
Author: Joseph Grigg, c. 1720-1768
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Call of Christ; Christ: Call of; Warnings (1 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: FEDERAL STREET, No. 194
Tune Information
Name: BERA
Composer: John E. Gould, 1822-1875
Key: E♭ Major



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