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Let the savior in

Lo he's knocking at every heart

Author: George Cooper
Tune: [Lo! he's knocking at every heart]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lo! he's knocking at every heart,—
Let the Saviour in!
Shall we tell him he must depart?—
Let the Saviour in!
He is waiting beside your door,
He is pleading forevermore!
Your sweet welcome he doth implore,—
Let the Saviour in!

2 Would ye turn him in grief away?
Let the Saviour in!
Sister, brother, do not delay,—
Let the Saviour in!
He is mighty to save and keep!
He will comfort the eyes that weep!
In his presence how sweet our sleep!—
Let the Saviour in!

3 Take him fondly unto your breast,—
Let the Saviour in!
He will give to the weary rest,—
Let the Saviour in!
Shall his summons be heard in vain?
Shall we turn him away again?
Ye who linger in doubt and pain,
Let the Saviour in!

Source: Calvary Songs #86a

Author: George Cooper

George Cooper, poet, was born in the city of New York, May 14, 1840 son of John and Hepzibah Cooper, He was educated in the public schools of his native city, and afterwards studied law under the late Chester A. Arthur. After practicing for a short time, he renounced his profession to devote himself to the vocation to which his natural gifts inclined him. In his early years, he had developed a taste for writing, and before his sixteenth year had begun to contribute acceptable verses to several leading magazines. Encouraged by the success that met his early productions, he wrote constantly, and became a regular contributor to such periodicals as “The Independent,” “Harpers’ Young People,” and “Harper’s Magazine,” “Atlantic… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo he's knocking at every heart
Title: Let the savior in
Author: George Cooper
Refrain First Line: Let the Savior in



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
TextAudioPage Scan

Calvary Songs #86a

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d96

Gospel Melodies #d55

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d120

Millard's Hymns, Songs and Carols #d45

Prayer and Praise Book #d93

Sing Out the Glad News #d41

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