Hark! what means the sound of knocking

Author: L. T. Batdorff
Tune: [Hark! what means the sound of knocking]
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1 Hark! what means the sound of knocking
At this long, long bolted door?
Can it be the loving Savior
Who so kindly calls once more?

Lo! the blessed Savior knocketh;
Open wide to Him the door;
He the blessings surely giveth—
Joy and peace forevermore.

2 I’m not sure that He will ever
With that gentle, loving hand,
Knock again and bid me welcome
To that happier, better land. [Refrain]

3 Oh! do not refuse admittance
For His errand is so great;
There’s no other friend to guide thee
To the royal path so strait. [Refrain]

4 Oh! the joy His message brought me
When I opened wide the door;
Jesus entered, cleansed and blessed me;
I’m His child forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12776

Author: L. T. Batdorff

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Text Information

First Line: Hark! what means the sound of knocking
Title: Knocking
Author: L. T. Batdorff
Meter: w
Source: Celestial Songs by B. B. Funk (Athen, MI: B. B. Funk, 1890)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lo! the blessed Savior knocketh
Copyright: Public Domain


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