I Stood Outside the Gate

I stood outside the gate

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [I stood outside the gate] (Main)
Published in 41 hymnals

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1 I stood outside the gate,
A poor way-faring child;
Within my heart there beat
A tempest loud and wild;
A fear oppressed my soul,
That I might be too late;
And, oh, I trembled sore,
And prayed outside the gate.

2 “O Mercy!” loud I cried,
“Now give me rest from sin!”
“I will,” a voice replied,
And Mercy let me in:
She bound my bleeding wounds,
And soothed my heart oppressed,
She washed away my guilt,
And gave me peace and rest.

3 In Mercy’s guise I knew
The Savior long abused,
Who often sought my heart,
And wept when I refused;
Oh, what a blest return
For all my years of sin!
I stood outside the gate,
And Jesus let me in.

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Josephine Pollard

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I stood outside the gate
Title: I Stood Outside the Gate
Author: Josephine Pollard
Meter: D 6.6
Language: English



The Cyber Hymnal #3074
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Timeless Truths #607
  • I_Stood_Outside_the_Gate.pdf (PDF)


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The Cyber Hymnal #3074


Timeless Truths #607

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