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I cannot let him go

One is standing at the door

Author: S. A. Collins
Tune: [One is standing at the door]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 One is standing at the door,
Hear him knock, knock, knock,
O my heart wilt thou yield or no;
Shall I now as oft before,
From my Saviour close the door,
No, I cannot let him go.

Refrain:
He stands and knocks,
No, I cannot let him go,
Shall I now as oft before,
From my Saviour close the door?
No, I cannot let him go!

2 Still he standeth at the door,
Hear him call, call, call,
He has died for my guilt and sin;
I am weary and would rest,
I may find it on his breast,
I will quickly let him in. [Refrain]

3 Yes, he standeth at the door,
See him wait, wait, wait,
Will he leave and return no more?
No, that gentle voice so dear,
How it calms my every fear,
I will open now the door. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #48

Author: S. A. Collins

Collins, S. A., the wife of an American Baptist Minister, is the author of several hymns and temperance songs, including "Jesus, gracious One, calleth now to thee" (Invitation), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos. No. 2, 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: One is standing at the door
Title: I cannot let him go
Author: S. A. Collins
Refrain First Line: He stands and knocks

Timeline

Instances

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Devotional Songs #87

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Glorious Praise #48

Lasting Hymns No. 2 #d191

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Songs of Faith and Hope #29

The New Century Hymnal #d154

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