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Rise and let me in

Representative Text

1 Lo! a stranger standing there,
Knocking, knocking at the door,
Lovely stranger, wond'rous fair,
Knocking, knocking at the door;
Waiting, oh! so patiently,
Calling oh! so tenderly,
Open now thy heart to me;
Oh, rise, and let me in.

2 'Tis thy Saviour waiting there,
Knocking, knocking at the door,
Calling thee, oh wanderer,
Knocking, knocking at the door;
Pleading, oh! so earnestly,
Striving oh! so faithfully,
Tis thy Saviour calls to thee;
Oh, rise, and let me in.

3 Hear the Saviour call today
Knocking, knocking at the door;
Do not grieve thy Lord away,
Knocking, knocking at the door.
Weary, worn, and troubled breast,
Tempted one, with care opprest,
I will give thy spirit rest;
Oh, rise, and let me in.

4 Shall the Saviour plead in vain,
Knocking, knocking at the door?
Will you slight His call again,
Knocking, knocking at the door?
Will you heed His earnest plea?
"Heavy laden, come to me."
Rest and peace I give to thee;
Oh, rise, and let me in.

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #91

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo a stranger standing there
Title: Rise and let me in
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: O rise and let me in



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Crowning Glory No. 1 #91

Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals #d89

Songs of Calvary and Pentecost #d79

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Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s108

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d215

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