1 Hear Jesus knocking at the door of thy heart!
Hasten! lest in weariness thy guest should depart!
Long has he waited, and in love waits to-day,
Eager for thy coming, sinner, wilt thou delay?
Oh! then receive him! Christ shall be thine!
Never didst thou entertain a guest so divine;
Ne’er one so royal at thy door called for thee;
Hasten to admit him, and thy Saviour he’ll be.
2 Hear Jesus knocking, for he now comes to thee,
He whose love is boundless, and whose grace makes us free;
All things are ready; if thy heart thou wilt give,
Jesus then shall enter in, and thy soul shall live. [Refrain]
3 Hear Jesus knocking, ah! he turns, turns away!
Sinner, wilt thou let him leave thee, or bid him stay?
Soul, thou art starving, wilt thou still, still refuse?
Hasten, thou art dying! sinner, death wilt thou choose? [Refrain]