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An Open Door

Earth's teeming millions wait today

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Earth's teeming millions wait today]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Earth’s teeming millions wait today
The story of the cross to hear,
Of him who takes our guilt away,
Salvation thro’ his blood brought near;
“Whom shall we send?” the Master now is calling,
“And who will go, the glorious news to bear?”

An open door of opportunity
Is set before the church today,
A chance to save earth’s dying multitudes,
Let us quickly to the harvest field away,
Let us enter the open door today.

2 “The fields are white to harvest now,”
The Master calleth once again,
“Why all day idle standest thou,
While wasting is the precious grain?”
With sickle sharp go forth unto the reaping,
The Lord’s approval certain thou shalt gain. [Refrain]

3 The Master’s coming draweth near,
His glorious kingdom is at hand,
Soon in the clouds he shall appear,
His name be known in ev’ry land;
If thou wouldst in his triumph then be sharing,
Go forth and labor at thy Lord’s command. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #6

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Earth's teeming millions wait today
Title: An Open Door
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: An open door of opportunity
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #6

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