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Open the Door

Open the door to the Savior

Author: Louis F. Benson
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Open the door to the Saviour,
Welcome the Christ to thy heart,
Answer the voice that is calling,
Suffer Him not to depart.
Lowly, unheeded, He stands there,
Waiting thy leave to come in;
Open the door to the Saviour,
Bringing God’ pardon for sin.

2 Open the door to the Saviour,
Think of the sorrows He bore;
Think of the patience of Jesus,
Waiting outside at the door.
Answer the hands that are knocking—
Once they were nailed to the tree;
Welcome the feet of the Saviour,
Coming from heaven for thee.

3 Open the door to the Saviour,
Tell Him what frets and annoys,
Lay on His shoulders life’s burdens,
Give Him a part in its joys.
Pleasures were lonely without Him,
Sorrows beside Him grow bright;
Open the door to the Saviour,
Open thy heart to the light.

Source: The Praise Book: for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #190

Author: Louis F. Benson

Benson, Louis FitzGerald, D.D., was born at Philadelphia, Penn., July 22, 1855, and educated at the University of Penn. He was admitted to the Bar in 1877, and practised until 1884. After a course of theological studies he was ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia North, in 1888. His pastorate of the Church of the Redeemer, Germantown, Phila., extended from his ordination in 1888 to 1894, when he resigned and devoted himself to literary and Church work at Philadelphia. He edited the series of Hymnals authorised for use by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., as follows:— (1) The Hymnal, Phila., 1895; (2) The Chapel Hymnal, 1898; and (3) The School Hymnal, 1899. Dr. Benson's hymnological writings are somewh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Open the door to the Savior
Title: Open the Door
Author: Louis F. Benson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Praise Book #190

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