Acquaint thyself with Him

A form at the threshold, a stranger behold

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [A form at the threshold, a stranger behold]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A form at the threshold, a stranger behold,
He offers thee blessings, yea, treasures untold,
Oh, kingly and fair is the One at thy door,
Ye surely have heard Him,—He knocketh once more.

Refrain:
Acquaint thyself with Him as meekly He stands,
And knocks at the portal with nail-pierced hands;
‘Tis Jesus, ‘tis Jesus,—how long shall He wait?
Acquaint thyself with Him, fling open the gate.

2 The King on His journey has come from afar
Where yonder the gates of the morning unbar;
His kingdom is royal,—and yet He seeks thee,
That with Him in glory ye also may be. [Refrain]

3 The path He has trod is the way of the cross,
Acquaint thyself with Him,—count all things but loss;
To know Him as Saviour is life evermore,
He cometh to pardon, to save and restore. [Refrain]

4 Thy burden He carries, oh, dost thou not know
‘Tis Christ thy Redeemer Who loveth thee so?
A stranger no longer, arise, let Him in,
Acquaint thyself with Him and peace thou shalt win. [Refrain]

Source: Evangelistic Songs #39

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: A form at the threshold, a stranger behold
Title: Acquaint thyself with Him
Author: Julia H. Johnston

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