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Behold, a Stranger waiting stands

Behold, a Stranger waiting stands

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [Behold, a Stranger waiting stands]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Behold, a Stranger waiting stands,
How fair, tho’ thorns have pierced His brow;
How meek, tho’ nails have torn His hands,
And lo! for you He calleth now.

He’s knocking, He’s knocking;
Oh, will you not the call attend?
Oh, let Him in ere He depart,
Thy Saviour and thy Friend.

2 Now at thy portal see Him wait,
Now hear Him gently call for thee;
Oh, wilt thou not unbar the gate,
Behold, He comes thy guest to be! [Refrain]

3 Behold, this Stranger waiting still,
Tho’ almost gone the fleeting day;
Night soon comes on so drear and chill,
Oh, will He longer pleading stay? [Refrain]

4 He waits to bless thee evermore,
A royal feast He will provide;
The King is standing at thy door,
Oh, bid Him enter and abide. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's New Revival Hymns: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #61

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold, a Stranger waiting stands
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Alexander's New Revival Hymns #61

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Gospel Songs No. 2 #242

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Joy and Praise #162

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The Gospel Hymn Book #135

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