I am kneeling at the threshold

I am kneeling at the threshold

Author: J. Guthrie
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I'm kneeling at the threshold,
So weary faint and sore;
Waiting for the dawning,
The opening of the door;
I'm waiting 'till the Master
Shall bid me rise and come
To his all glorious presence,
The gladness of his home.

Kneeling at the threshold,
Weary faint and sore;
Kneeling at the threshold,
My hand is on the door.

2 A weary path I've traveled,
'Mid darkness storm and strife;
Bearing many a burden,
And struggling for my life;
But now the morn is breaking,
My toil will soon be o'er;
I'm kneeling at the threshold,
My hand is on the door. [Refrain]

3 Methinks I hear the voices,
Of loved ones as they stand,
Singing in the sunshine,
In that far, sinless land,
Oh, would that I were with them,
Amid their shining throng,
And mingling in their worship,
And joining in their song! [Refrain]

4 With them the blessed angels,
That know no grief or sin;
See them by the portals,
Prepared to let me in!
O Lord, I wait thy pleasure,
Thy time and way are best;
But I'm all worn and weary.
O Father, bid me rest! [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #161

Author: J. Guthrie

Guthrie, John, D.D., son of John Guthrie, Milnathort, Kinross-shire, was born at Milnathort, May 30, 1814, and after studying at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated M.A. in 1835, was in 1810 ordained minister of the United Secession Church in Kendal. Sympathising with the views of Dr. James Morison, he was, in 1843, deposed, and joined with Dr. Morison in forming the Evangelical Union. He continued in Kendal till 1848, becoming then minister of Dundas St. Evangelical Union Church, Glasgow. In 1851 he went to Greenock; thence, in 1862, to Tolmer's Square, London, returning in 1860 to Glasgow as minister of Howard St. E. U. Church. He died in London, September 18, 1878, while on his way to New Zealand. From 1846 to 1861 he was P… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am kneeling at the threshold
Author: J. Guthrie
Refrain First Line: O, soon the door will open



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