Open the door

Hark, there's someone knocking

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [Hark, there's Someone knocking]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Hark, there’s Someone knocking
At thy heart today
O haste in joy to greet Him,
Turn Him not away.
‘Tis the Saviour seeking,
For an entrance there.
Arise, fling wide thy heart’s door
To this stranger fair!

Refrain:
O haste, arise and let the Saviour in,
This hour He’ll cleanse thy heart from sin,
Thy doubts will cease, He’ll bring sweet peace,
Arise, and let the Saviour in.

2 O how oft has Jesus
Waited there before!
Then linger now no longer,
Open wide the door.
Joy and peace He’ll bring thee
For thy doubt and sin.
Arise, make haste to answer,
“Jesus, enter in.” [Refrain]

3 Time is passing onward,
Soul, no longer wait;
O bid the Saviour enter
Ere it be too late.
All to Him surrender,
O in gladness say,
“My Saviour, I enthrone Thee,
In my heart today.” [Refrain]


Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #6

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. --hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, there's someone knocking
Title: Open the door
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: O haste, arise and let the Savior in

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