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Someone for years at your heart has been knocking

Someone for years at your heart has been knocking

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Some one for years at your heart has been knocking]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Some one for years at your heart has been knocking,
Knocking and pleading again and again;
Outside the door He’s been patiently standing
Will you permit him to plead thus in vain?

Refrain:
Almost decided, almost decided,
Life is uncertain, why will ye delay?
Almost decided, almost decided,
Oh why not fully decided to-day?

2 Glimpses of light on thy path has been shining,
Tokens of treasures of love yet in store,
All to be thine, freely thine, for the asking,
If unto him thou wilt open the door. [Refrain]

3 Haste, O make haste, for the night is approaching,
Soon will thy day of probation be o’er;
Haste for the Lord will not always stand pleading,
Haste, lest he leave to return nevermore. [Refrain]

4 Almost decided, why not altogether?
Almost decided is but to be lost;
Choose ye to-day and be wise in thy choosing,
Christ or the world, O consider the cost. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #151

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Someone for years at your heart has been knocking
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Almost decided

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Glad Tidings in Song #208

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Gospel Hosannas #137

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Hosannas to the King #82

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Make Christ King #171

Songs for the Soul Winner #d82

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The Old Story in Song #151

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