Once I wandered far away from God and home

Once I wandered far away from God and home

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley
Tune: [Once I wandered far away from God and home]
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1 Once I wandered far away from God and home;
But I heard the Savior’s call,
and to him I yielded all,
When he came knocking at my heart.

When he came knocking, when he came knocking,
When he came knocking at my heart;
Oh, I turned away from sin,
And I let the Savior in,
When he came knocking at my heart.

2 Long I closed my heart against my dearest Friend,
But he waits outside no more,
For I’ve opened wide the door,
And he is dwelling in my heart.

When he came knocking, when he came knocking,
When he came knocking at my heart;
Oh, I turned away from sin,
And I let the Savior in,
When he came knocking at my heart.

3 Since the Savior came to stay within my heart,
Waves of glory o’er me roll,
And there’s sunshine in my soul,
Since he is dwelling in my heart.

When he came knocking, when he came knocking,
When he came knocking at my heart;
Oh, I turned away from sin,
And I let the Savior in,
When he came knocking at my heart.

4 Soon I’ll stand outside the gates of glory bright;
He who washed away my sin
Then will bid his child come in,
When I come knocking at the gate.

When I come knocking, when I come knocking
When I come knocking at the gate;
He who washed away my sin
Then will bid his child come in,
When I come knocking at the gate.

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #27

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley

Daniel Otis Teasley, 1876-1942 Died: November 15, 1942, Santa Ana, California. Teasley en­tered the min­is­try of the Church of God de­nom­in­a­tion in 1896, and pas­tored in New York. Some­time af­ter 1910, he be­came Gen­er­al Man­a­ger of the Gos­pel Trump­et Com­pa­ny, where he worked un­til 1917. He then worked as gen­er­al man­ag­er of War­ner Press (1917-18). His works in­clude: Historical Ge­o­graphy of the Bi­ble, 1898, 1917 The Ho­ly Spir­it and Other Spir­its, 1904 How to Con­duct a Sun­day School, 1911 The Go­spel Guide-book, 1918 The Bi­ble and How to In­ter­pret It, 1918 Lyrics-- At the Cross of Je­sus Bow­ing Back to the Bless­èd Old Bi­ble… Go to person page >

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First Line: Once I wandered far away from God and home
Author: Daniel Otis Teasley
Refrain First Line: When he came knocking

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Songs of Grace and Glory #27

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