Behold, a Stranger waiting stands

Behold, a Stranger waiting stands

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [Behold, a Stranger waiting stands]
Published in 3 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 Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #61

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Palmer Hartsough was educated in Plymouth, Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1893 he became associated with the Fillmore Brothers of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a teacher of vocal music. He lived in Ontario, Wisconsin. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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



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Alexander's New Revival Hymnal #61

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Joy and Praise #162

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The Gospel Hymn Book #135

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