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

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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.

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
Copyright: Public Domain


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