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Knocking, knocking, who is there? Waiting, waiting, O how fair!

Knocking, knocking, who is there? Waiting, waiting, O how fair!

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Tune: [Knocking, knocking, who is there] (Root)
Published in 58 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Knocking, knocking, who is there?
Waiting, waiting, O how fair!
'Tis a Pilgrim, strange and kingly,
Never such was seen before;
Ah! my soul, for such a wonder
Wilt thou not undo the door?
Wilt thou not undo the door?

2 Knocking, knocking, still He's there,
Waiting, waiting, wondrous fair;
But the door is hard to open,
For the weeds and ivy vine
With their dark and clinging tendrils
Ever round the hinges twice,
Ever round the hinges twice.

3 Knocking, knocking what! still there?
Waiting, waiting, grand and fair;
Yea, the wounded hand still knocketh,
And beneath the thorn-wreath'd hair
Beam the patient eyes, so tender,
Of thy Savior waiting there;
Wilt thou keep him waiting there?

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #35

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Stowe, Harriet, née Beecher, daughter of the Rev. Lyman Beecher, D.D., was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, June 15, 1812. In 1832, her father having been appointed President of Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, she removed therewith the family; and in 1833 was married to the Rev. Calvin E. Stowe, D.D., Professor of Languages and Biblical Literature in the same Institution. Her high reputation as an author is well known; and the immense success of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which first appeared in The National Era, in 1852, ensures her a lasting reputation. She has also written other well-known works. Three of her hymns appeared in the Plymouth Collection, edited by her brother, H. W. Beecher, in 1855:— 1. Still, still with Thee, when purple mo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Knocking, knocking, who is there? Waiting, waiting, O how fair!
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Meter: 7.7.8.7.8.7

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3546
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Instances

Instances (1 - 58 of 58)

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #256

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Alleluia #148

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Alleluia #148

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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #100

Christ in Song #d308

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Christ in Song #35

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6 #182

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Christian Praise #271

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Common Praise #316

Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d51

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #158

Full Salvation Hymnal #d87

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Gathered Jewels #174

Glorious Tidings #d80

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Good Will Songs #223

Gospel Gems #d89

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Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs #17

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Gospel Hymns No. 2 #27

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Gospel Hymns No. 6 #182

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #419

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Gospel Songs #52

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Great Joy! #153

Highest Praise #d82

Immanuel Hymnal #d237

Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d121

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Minnetonka Songs #22

Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d79

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Precious Hymns #230

Pure Delight #d49

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Sacred Songs & Solos #19

Sacred Songs and Solos #19

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Song Worship for Sunday Schools #68

Songs for Men #d44

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Songs for the King's Business #132

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d280

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Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined #103

Songs of Victory #d125

Soul Songs for Sunday Schools #d71

Spiritual hymns of worship #d261

Sunday School Voices, No.2 #d104

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The Baptist Standard Hymnal #218

The Charm #d49

The Children's Hymnary #d64

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #146

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The Cyber Hymnal #3546

The Garner #d67

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The Gospel Message No. 3 #60

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The Gospel Singer #15

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The Hymnal #734

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The Hymnal #734

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The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal #136

The Modern Hymnal #381

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The New Canadian Hymnal #359

The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #662

The Prize #d67

The Richard Allen A.M.E. Hymnal, with Responsive Scripture Readings. Rev. #d209

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The Tabernacle Chorus (Trinity ed.) #215

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Wondrous Love #85

Exclude 57 pre-1979 instances
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