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There's life at the open door

I have longed for the bliss of pardon

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [I have longed for the bliss of pardon]
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 I have longed for the bliss of pardon,
And sigh'd to be cleans'd from sin,
And I know if I come believing
My Savior will let me in.
For the door of His love is open,
He waiteth for those who seek,
But I tremble with fear and doubting,
Oh, why is my faith so weak?

I'll enter the open door,
I'll enter the open door,
'Tis Jesus invites, I'll enter in,
I'll enter the open door.

2 I will trust thou' I walk in darkness,
And pray till the light I see,
For the blood that will cleanse the vilest
Will surely avail for me.
I have only the plea to offer,
That Jesus for me has died,
And with only my heart to give Him,
I haste to His blessed side. [Chorus]

3 I have long'd for the bliss of pardon,
And sigh'd to be cleans'd from sin,
And I knock at the door believing
That Jesus will let me in.
Oh, the faith in my soul grows stronger,
I tremble with fear no more,
'Tis my Savior that bids me welcome,
I'll enter the open door. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #194

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have longed for the bliss of pardon
Title: There's life at the open door
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: O precious Savior, I know I have slighted



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