Christ Thy Lord Is Waiting Now

Christ thy Lord is waiting now

Author: Franklin L. Sheppard
Tune: [Christ thy Lord is waiting now]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christ thy Lord is waiting now,
Let Him in! Let Him in!
See the thorns upon His brow!
Let Him in! Let Him in!
He, from sin to set us free,
Suffered on the shameful tree;
Think upon His agony!
Let Him in! Let Him in!

2 Son of God, behold Him nigh!
Let Him in! Let Him in!
Son of Man, exalted high!
Let Him in! Let Him in!
Cast away thy sinful pride:
With thy Savior, guardian, guide,
Thou wilt e’er be satisfied,
Let Him in! Let Him in!

3 Seeks He now the humble heart,
Let Him in! Let Him in!
Calls it from the world apart,
Let Him in! Let Him in!
Yield to Him His rightful place,
Look to Him for needed grace;
Now begin the heav’nly race!
Let Him in! Let Him in!

4 Blessed Lord, I now believe!
Enter in! Enter in!
Joyfully I Thee receive,
Enter in! Enter in!
Thou the path of life wilt show,
Comfort me in time of woe;
Hidden things wilt make me know!
Enter in! Enter in!

5 Thou wilt give me fullest joy,
Enter in! Enter in!
Calm, and free from sin’s alloy,
Enter in! Enter in!
Striving, at my side Thou’lt stand,
Fainting, stay me by Thy hand;
Take me to the heav’nly land!
Enter in! Enter in!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13846

Author: Franklin L. Sheppard

Franklin L. Sheppard (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1852; d. Germantown, PA, 1930) arranged the tune for Babcock's text and published it in the Presbyterian church school hymnal Alleluia (1915), edited by Sheppard (Babcock and Sheppard were friends). After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Sheppard entered the family foundry business in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1875. He was organist at Zion Episcopal Church and later was an elder and music director of the Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. President of the Presbyterian Board of Publications, Sheppard also served on the committee that prepared the Presbyterian Hymnal of 1911. In the history of hymnody he is remembered primarily for arranging the tune TERRA BEATA f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ thy Lord is waiting now
Title: Christ Thy Lord Is Waiting Now
Author: Franklin L. Sheppard
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13846
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