Let the Master in

Once I heard a sound at my heart's dark door

Author: S. Dryden Phelps
Tune: [Once I heard a sound at my heart's dark door]
Published in 26 hymnals

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Representative Text

1Once I heard a sound at my heart’s dark door
And was roused from the slumber of sin;
It was Jesus knocked, he had knocked before,
Now I said: Blessèd Master, come in!

Then open, open, open and let the Master in!
For your heart will be bright
With the heavenly light,
If you’ll only let the Master in.

2 Then he spread a feast of redeeming love
And he made me his own happy guest;
In my joy I thought that the saints above
Could be hardly more favoured or blest.

3 In the holy war with the foes of truth,
He’s my shield, he my table prepares;
He restores my soul, he renews my youth,
And gives triumph in answer to prayers.

4 He will feast me still with his presence dear,
And the love he so freely hath given;
While his promise tells, as I serve him here,
Of the banquet of glory in Heaven.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #373

Author: S. Dryden Phelps

Phelps, Sylvanus Dryden, D.D., was born at Suffield, Connecticut, May 15, 1816, and educated at Brown University, where he graduated in 1844. In 1846 he became pastor of the first Baptist Church, New Haven. Dr. Phelps is the Editor of The Christian Secretary, Hartford. His publications include, Eloquence of Nature, and Other Poems, 1842; Sunlight and Hearthlight, 1856; the Poet's Song, 1867, &c. He is the author of the following hymns:— 1. Christ, Who came my soul to save. Holy Baptism. 2. Did Jesus weep for me? Lent. 3. Saviour, Thy dying love. Passiontide. 4. Sons of day, arise from slumber. Home Missions. 5. This rite our blest Redeemer gave. Holy Baptism. Of these Nos. 1 and 4 appeared in the Baptist ed. of the Ply… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once I heard a sound at my heart's dark door
Title: Let the Master in
Author: S. Dryden Phelps
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then open to him, open to him
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #11375


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #373

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