The Bolted Door

Christ is knocking, ever knocking

Author: A. C. Hulse
Tune: [Christ is knocking, ever knocking]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christ is knocking, ever knocking,
At the heart’s thrice-bolted door;
Which we’re locking, ever locking,
As we oft have done before.
Though we hear it, yet we heed not,
And still stronger bar the door;

Hear it, mortals, open quickly,
Christ is waiting, waiting at the door.

2 He is calling, ever calling,
In a sad but gentle tone;
He would keep thy feet from falling,
Cleanse and make the all His own.
Why not answer mercy’s summons,
Ere the Spirit voice has flown? [Chorus]

3 He’s entreating, still entreating,
By His mercy, by His care;
He is knocking and repeating,
Seeking for an entrance there.
Let Him enter, let Him enter,
Open wide thy sin-locked door. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #23

Author: A. C. Hulse

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Text Information

First Line: Christ is knocking, ever knocking
Title: The Bolted Door
Author: A. C. Hulse
Refrain First Line: Hear it, mortals, open quickly



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Gospel Praise Book #d42

Wreath of Praise #d24

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