1 At the door of my heart long the Saviour did stand,
And He knock’d many times with His nail-pierced hands;
But at last I gave ear, and I opened it wide,
And I asked Him to enter and with me abide.
Behold, at your door He doth stand and knock,
If any His voice will hear;
And, heeding the call, will their door unlock,
He’ll enter and bless them there.
2 To the house of a sinner He came as a guest,
And altho’ so unworthy, His love did the rest;
When my Saviour had entered—oh blest be His name!
He at once took possession—my Host He became. [Refrain]
3 Oh, how wondrous the love of my Master Divine,
That He makes me His guest when I welcome Him mine;
For He deings to partake of the off’rings I bring,
And He spreads me a banquet that’s fit for a king. [Refrain]
4 When this wealthy One came with the begger to dwell,
Lo, He brought in His train all His riches as well;
Upon me, even me, He did all things bestow,
And I’m longing that you should His preciousness know. [Refrain]
Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"
Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on January 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Habershon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published.
Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >