The Savior knocks

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1. The Saviour knocks at thy proud heart,
Do not his call deny;
Unbar the entrance, lost one, now,
And quickly to him cry:

"Yes, Lord, yes, Lord,
I open wide the door;
Come in, come in, and sup with me,
And never leave me more."

2. "I've waited long am waiting still,"
O hear him sadly say:
"All night in darkness, damp and chill,
Till almost break of day." [Chorus]

3. This call of love, this pleading voice,
Pass not unheeded by,
But in his ears of mercy pour
Thy penitential cry. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #181

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Savior knocks
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: Yes, Lord, yes


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Carols of Hope #181

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