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He is knocking, softly knocking at the door

He is knocking, softly knocking at the door

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [He is knocking, softly knocking at the door]
Published in 19 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 He is knocking, softly knocking at the door;
Let Him in, O let Him in;
He will bring you richest blessing evermore;
Let Him in, O let Him in!

Knocking, knocking!
Open wide the door,
Let Him in today,
Ask Him in to stay;
Knocking, knocking! life He will restore,
When you open wide the door.

2 He is calling, gently calling to you now;
Let Him in, O let Him in;
See the pleading dew of mercy on His brow;
Let Him in, O let Him in! [Chorus]

3 He is waiting, kindly waiting still for you;
Let Him in, O let Him in;
Give Him welcome, joyful welcome, warm and true;
Let Him in, O let Him in! [Chorus]

Source: Reformed Press Hymnal: an all around hymn book which will meet the requirements of every meeting where Christians gather for praise #273

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He is knocking, softly knocking at the door
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Knocking, knocking, Open wide the door
Copyright: Public Domain



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