At the door of your heart that is closed

At the door of your heart that is closed

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [At the door of your heart that is closed to his love]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 At the door of your heart that is closed to his love,
There’s a friend that is knocking today,
He desires to come in, all his mercies to prove,
O why will you turn him away?

Refrain:
Behold, I stand at the door and knock:
If any man hear my voice,
And will open the door,
I will come in to him,
And will sup with him, and he with me.

2 At the door of your heart he has waited so long,
With his offer of pardon and peace,
He is ready to save you and keep you from wrong,
To give from each burden release. [Refrain]

3 At the door of your heart stands the Saviour of men,
Will you not open now at his word,
Give him room to abide, for he pleadeth again,
Receive him, your Saviour and Lord. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #25

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: At the door of your heart that is closed
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Behold, I stand at the door and knock
Copyright: Public Domain

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