The Knocking Savior

I can hear the knocking Savior

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [I can hear the knocking Savior]
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1 I can hear the knocking Saviour:
Shall I say Him nay,
Make Him from my cold heart’s portals
Sadly turn away?

I can hear Him, shall I heed Him,
Let Him in today?
List! He’s knocking, waiting, pleading,
Can I say Him nay?

2 With what love the knocking Saviour
Seeks His way to win;
Joy He brings, and pardon whispers,
If I bid Him in. [Refrain]

3 I can see the knocking Saviour
just outside my door,
Such a tender, sweet expression,
Other face ne’er bore. [Refrain]

4 I can hear the knocking Saviour,
Sad will be my fate,
Should He pass, perchance tomorrow
Will be late, too late! [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #65

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I can hear the knocking Savior
Title: The Knocking Savior
Author: John R. Clements
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I can hear Him, shall I heed Him
Copyright: Public Domain


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