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Jesus knocking

Open the door that so long you have bolted

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Open the door that so long you have bolted]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Open the door that so long you have bolted;
Jesus your Saviour is knocking once more;
Have you no welcome? Oh, think of his mercy;
Rise while he tarries and open the door.

Open the door, open the door,
Jesus is knocking, is knocking once more;
Let him come in ere he leave you forever,
Haste while he lingers and open the door.

2 Nailed to the cross from your sins to redeem you,
Bleeding and dying; what more could he do?
How can you slight him and treat him so coldly,
Jesus, who suffered such anguish for you? [Refrain]

3 Turn not away from the voice that is calling,
Full of compassion so tender and true;
Open the door, he is pleading to enter,
Lovingly pleading, O lost one, for you. [Refrain]

4 Open the door while the life lamp is burning,
Jesus is waiting to cleanse you from sin;
Open the door and receive him with gladness,
Let the dear Saviour this moment come in. [Refrain]

Source: Melodious Sonnets #81

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Open the door that so long you have bolted
Title: Jesus knocking
Author: Fanny J. Crosby



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