A hand all bruised and bleedingAuthor: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [A hand all bruised and bleeding is knocking at the door]
Published in 12 hymnals
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1 A hand all bruised and bleeding is knocking at the door,
Is knocking at the door of your heart;
It is the hand of Jesus, who long has knocked before,
Though oft you have told him to depart.
Oh, don’t you hear him knocking at the door?
He’s knocking at the door to come in;
He wants an invitation to cross your threshold o’er,
Then Jesus will save you from all sin.
2 How often when in sickness, your body racked with pain,
This knocking resounded in your ears;
How often in the nighttime the knock would come again,
So loud it would fill your soul with fears. [Refrain]
3 While standing by the casket of some departed friend,
With sorrow your heart was sick and sore;
What caused that train of thinking of how your life would end?
That hand was then knocking at the door. [Refrain]
4 Why will you keep him knocking? why won’t you let him in?
He’ll fill your pathway with delight;
That hand so torn and bleeding will wash away your sin,
Oh, welcome the Savior in tonight. [Refrain]
Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #14
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|The Cyber Hymnal #11332||A hand all bruised and bleeding||[A hand all bruised and bleeding]||Johnson Oatman, Jr.||<cite>Songs of Love and Praise No. 4</cite>, by John R. Sweney & Henry Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897)|