Lo a stranger at the portal stands

Lo a stranger at the portal stands

Author: Harriett H. Pierson
Tune: [Lo! a Stranger at the portal stands]
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1 Lo! a Stranger at the portal stands,
Gently knocking with His nail-pierced hands;
Fair and kingly, tho’ with thorn-crowned brow,
He is waiting—let Him enter now!

He is knocking, He is knocking,
Knocking at the portal of your heart!
Life and hope within His hand He holds;
Can you say to Him, “Depart!”
Can you say to Him, “Depart!”

2 You have scorned the bleeding sacrifice,
You have spurned the joys of paradise;
He who trod for you the way of pain,
Still has mercy; must He wait in vain? [Refrain]

3 Thro’ His tears in dark Gethsemane,
With His dying eyes on Calvary,
Jesus saw alone your soul’s great need;
Now He comes His wondrous love to plead. [Refrain]

4 Bid His cross your lowly threshold o’er;
Where He dwells is joy forevermore.
Open now! He will not always wait;
Soon your soul will cry, “Too late, too late!” [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #81

Author: Harriett H. Pierson

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First Line: Lo a stranger at the portal stands
Author: Harriett H. Pierson
Refrain First Line: He is knocking
Copyright: Public Domain


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