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The Penitent

My foot is on the threshold

Author: R. A. Searles
Tune: [My foot is on the threshold]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. My foot is on the threshold,
My hand is on the latch;
My heart is rent with sorrow,
Oh! do not turn me back.
I've come a weary distance,
Long miles of grief and sin;
Come sorely press'd and laden,
Oh! wilt thou let me in?

Let me in, Oh! wilt thou let me in?
I've come a weary distance,
Oh! wilt thou let me in?

2. My hands hang limp and nerveless,
My burden to remove;
My feeble knees are shaking,
Open, and show thy love.
My eyes are dim with watching
To catch a glimpse within;
My heavy ear is aching
To hear thee say, "Come in."

3. Oh! haste! unlatch, I pray thee!
I trust thy gracious word,
"To him that knocks I'll open!"
Thou true and faithful Lord.
The latch turns on the promise,
The door on hinge of gold;
Oh! wondrous grace and glory!
The half had not been told.

Grove Songs #2, 1873

Author: R. A. Searles

Rachel Ann Searles, wife of Rev. Isaac Searles Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My foot is on the threshold
Title: The Penitent
Author: R. A. Searles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let me in, O! wilt Thou let me in?
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Calvary Songs #84

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d109

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Garlands of Praise #87

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Grove Songs No. 2 #8

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The Devotional Chimes #24

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The Gem of Gems #62

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