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Shall I let Him in?

Christ is knocking at my sad heart

Author: H. R. Palmer
Tune: [Christ is knocking at my sad heart]
Published in 45 hymnals

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Full Text

1 Christ is knocking at my sad heart;
Shall I let him in?
Patiently pleading with my sad heart;
O shall I let him in?
Cold and proud is my heart with sin,
Dark and cheerless is all within;
Christ is bidding me turn unto him;
O shall I let him in?

2 Shall I send him the loving word?
Shall I let him in?
Meekly accepting my gracious Lord,
O shall I let him in?
He can infinite love impart,
He can pardon this rebel heart;
Shall I bid him forever depart,
Or shall I let him in?

3 Yes, I'll open this heart's proud decor,
Yes, I'll let him in.
Gladly I'll welcome him evermore;
O, yes, I'll let him in.
Blessed Saviour, abide with me,
Cares and trials will lighter be;
I am safe if I'm only with thee,
O, blessed Lord, come in!

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #20

Author: H. R. Palmer

Palmer, Horatio Richmond, MUS. DOC, was born April 26, 1834. He is the author of several works on the theory of music; and the editor of some musical editions of hymnbooks. To the latter he contributed numerous tunes, some of which have attained to great popularity, and 5 of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, London, 1881. His publications include Songs of Love for the Bible School; and Book of Anthems, the combined sale of which has exceeded one million copies. As a hymnwriter he is known by his "Yield not to temptation," which was written in 1868, and published in the National Sunday School Teachers' Magazine, from which it passed, with music by the author, into his Songs of Love, &c, 1874, and other collections. In A… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ is knocking at my sad heart
Title: Shall I let Him in?
Author: H. R. Palmer
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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