1 Do you know why Christ is knocking, knocking, knocking at the door?
He is waiting, waiting, waiting, soul, to bless you more and more;
Far as east from west He’s ready, ready to remove your sin;
He is calling, calling, calling, let Him in.
He is calling, calling, calling, let Him in;
He is waiting, waiting, waiting to remove your sin;
He is knocking at the door, He is knocking o’er and o’er;
Will you welcome, welcome, welcome Jesus in?
2 Will you longer keep Him waiting, waiting, waiting at the door?
He is calling, calling, calling you and pleading o’er and o’er;
Hear how loudly He is knocking, knocking, ready to forgive,
Only trust Him, trust Him, trust Him, soul and live. [Refrain]
3 Sad to think that He is standing, standing, standing at the door,
And is longing, longing, longing, soul, entreating o’er and o’er,
And you keep the Savior waiting, waiting, by a heart of sin,
And you will not, will not, will not let Him in. [Refrain]
Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873.
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Display Title: And You Will Not Let Him InFirst Line: Do you know why Christ is knocking, knocking, knocking at the door?Tune Title: [Do you know why Christ is knocking, knocking, knocking at the door]Author: Rev. Elisha A. HoffmanDate: 1904