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Knock and It Shall Be Opened

O'er the door of heaven's kingdom

Author: D. S. Warner
Tune: [O'er the door of heaven's kingdom] (Howard)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O’er the door of heaven’s kingdom
Are the words forever true,
“If ye knock it shall be opened”—
Opened, sinner, yes, to you.

Sinner, come, why still delay?
Knock at mercy’s door today;
“Lost and guilty,” be thy plea,
Then ’twill open wide to thee.

2 Oh, how kind this proclamation
To the vilest sinner lost—
Perfect, free and full salvation,
Purchased at a boundless cost. [Refrain]

3 See the blessed invitation:
“He that knocks may enter in”;
Will you now accept the offer,
Casting off your load of sin? [Refrain]

4 Have you long withstood His mercy?
Has your heart unfeeling grown?
“He that knocketh here may enter,”
Is as sure as heaven’s throne. [Refrain]

5 Come, poor sinner, read the writing,
Knock at mercy’s door today;
Hear the love of God inviting,
Come and enter while you may. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O'er the door of heaven's kingdom
Title: Knock and It Shall Be Opened
Author: D. S. Warner
Language: English; Latin
Refrain First Line: Then sinner, come, O do not delay



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Timeless Truths #682

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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