A step on the threshold, a knock at the door

A step on the threshold, a knock at the door

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [A step on the threshold, a knock at the door]
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1 A step on the threshold, a knock at the door,
The One who stands waiting has waiting before;
‘Tis Jesus who knocks at the portals of sin;
O will you not rise and now bid him come in?

Refrain:
Bid him come in! He’ll cleanse you of sin!
Thy darkness shall vanish and sunshine come in!
Bid him come in! He’ll cleanse you of sin!
Thy darkness shall vanish and sunshine come in!

2 Why keep him there standing? Respond to his knock!
O hasten in gladness the door to unlock!
Why linger in sin? Why wait in the night,
When Jesus is waiting to give thee the light? [Refrain]

3 O doubt, then, no longer, but fling wide the door
To him who so often has waited before;
‘Tis Jesus who knocks at the portals of sin;
O will you not rise and now bid him come in? [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #74

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. --hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: A step on the threshold, a knock at the door
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: Bid Him come in, He'll cleanse you of sin

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Songs of Christian Service #74

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