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The nail pierced hand

Dost thou know at thy bolted heart's door tonight

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Dost thou know at thy bolted heart's door tonight]
Published in 18 hymnals

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1. Dost thou know at thy bolted heart’s door tonight,
The Savior in meekness doth stand,
And longs for admission? Pray, listen now
To the knock of the nail-piercèd hand.

Heed the knock of the nail-piercèd hand,
Heed the knock of the nail-piercèd hand;
Swing the door open wide,
Bid Him enter and abide,
Heed the knock of the nail-piercèd hand.

2. Outside He has stood thro’ the length of the years,
Since Mother the love-flame first flamed;
You have spurned and rejected, O give heed tonight,
To the knock of the nail-piercèd hand. [Refrain]

3. You turn not away when a friend’s at your door,
Here’s one there’s none like in the land,
Who asks to come in to forever abide;
Heed the knock of the nail-piercèd hand. [Refrain]

4. All the pain and the shame of His death on the tree
A welcome from you should command,
Since the weight of your sins in His body He bore;
Heed the knock of the nail-piercèd hand. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3550

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Dost thou know at thy bolted heart's door tonight
Title: The nail pierced hand
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Heed the knock of the nail pierced hand



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