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Open Wide the Door

Jesus knocks, he calls to thee

Author: William Kitching
Tune: [Jesus knocks; He calls to thee] (Burke)
Published in 27 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus knocks; He calls to thee;
"Weary one, O come to me;"
He can save, and only He;
Open wide the door.

Open wide the door,
Open wide the door,
He can save, and only He;--
Open wide the door.

2 Jesus knocks, He comes to save,
'Twas for thee His life He gave;
He hath triumph'd o'er the grave;
Open wide the door. [Chorus]

3 Jesus knocks, is knocking still;
Yield to Him at once thy will;
He with joy thy heart can fill;
Open wide the wide. [Chorus]

4 Jesus knocks; the moments fly;
While salvation yet is nigh;
Ere the Saviour passeth by,
Open wide the door. [Chorus]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #124

Author: William Kitching

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Text Information

First Line: Jesus knocks, he calls to thee
Title: Open Wide the Door
Author: William Kitching
Refrain First Line: Open wide the door
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #11960

Include 26 pre-1979 instances
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