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The Lord's Knocking

The night is far spent, and the day is at hand, There are signs in the heaven, and signs on the land

Author: Herbert Kynaston
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The night is far spent, and the day is at hand,
There are signs in the heaven, and signs on the land,
In the wavering earth, and the drought of the sea—
But He stands and He knocks, sinner, nearer to thee.

2 His night winds but whisper until the day break
To the Bride, for in slumber her heart is awake:
He must knock at the sleep where the revelers toss
With the dint of the nails and the shock of the cross.

3 Look out at the casement, see how He appears,
Still weeping for thee all Gethsemane’s tears;
Ere they plait Him earth’s thorns, in its solitude crowned,
With the drops of the night and the dew of the ground.

4 Will you wait? Will you slumber until He is gone?
Till the beam of the timber cry out to the stone?
Till He shout at thy sepulcher, tear it apart,
And knock at the dust, Who would speak to thy heart?

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10751

Author: Herbert Kynaston

Kynaston, Herbert, D.D., was born Nov. 23, 1809, and educated at Westminster School, and Christ Church, Oxford (of which he was sometime Student), where he graduated in 1831 (1st class Lit. Hum.). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, he became Head Master of St. Paul's School, London, in 1838; Select Preacher of the University of Oxford, 1842-43; Rector of St. Nicholas-Cole-Abbey, with St. Nicholas Olave, 1850-66; and Prebendary of Holborn in St. Paul's Cathedral, 1853. He died Oct. 1878. His Miscellaneous Poems were published in 1840, and his hymns as follows:— (1) Occasional Hymns (original and translated), 1862. (2) Occasional Hymns, 2nd series, pt. i., 1864. (3) Occasional Hymns, 2nd series, pt. ii., chiefly on the Miracles, 1866. These hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The night is far spent, and the day is at hand, There are signs in the heaven, and signs on the land
Title: The Lord's Knocking
Author: Herbert Kynaston
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10751
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The Cyber Hymnal #10751

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