Long thou hast waited outside of my heart

Long thou hast waited outside of my heart

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Long Thou hast waited outside of my heart]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Long Thou hast waited outside of my heart,
Saviour, come in today;
Tho’ I have grieved Thee, O do not depart,
Saviour, come in today.
Weary of sin, heavy-laden oppressed,
Seeking Thy mercy and longing for rest;
Enter my heart that I too may be blest,
Saviour, come in today.

Refrain:
Saviour, come in,
Saviour, come in;
Long Thou hast waited outside of my heart,
Saviour, come in today.

2 Make me a temple all holy within,
Saviour, come in today;
Grant me forgiveness, and cleanse me from sin,
Saviour, come in today.
Come in and teach me to know Thy will;
Help me to trust in Thy love and be still;
Guard me, and keep me secure from all ill,
Saviour, come in today. [Refrain]

3 Come and illumine my soul with Thy light,
Saviour, come in today;
Shine on my darkness, and all will be bright,
Saviour, come in today.
Teach me Thy patience, and help me to know
Some of the joys of Thy haven below;
More and more I in Thy likeness would grow,
Saviour, come in today. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #62

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Long thou hast waited outside of my heart
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Savior come in

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #47

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Praise and Promise #46

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The Gospel Chorus #62

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