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215. 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 Saviour, enter, enter,
And leave us nevermore!


Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, Thou art standing
Title: O Jesus, Thou Art Standing
Author: William W. How, 1823-1897
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Call of Christ; God the Father: Warnings and Invitations
Tune Information
Composer: Justin H. Knecht, 1752-1817
Composer: Edward Husband, 1843-1908
Key: E♭ Major

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