Standing! Knocking! Pleading!

The Savior now is standing Outside the fast closed door

Adapter: Peter P. Bilhorn; Author: William Walsham How (1867)
Tune: [The Savior now is standing]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The Savior now is standing
Outside the fast closed door;
In lonely patience waiting,
To pass the threshold o'er;
He waits to bring you comfort,
Your burdens sore to bear,
Oh! why then will you linger
And keep Him standing there.

2 The Savior now is knocking:
And lo! His hand is scarred,
And thorns his brow encircles,
And tears his face have marred;
Oh love that passeth knowledge
So patiently to wait!
Oh! heart so vile and sinful,
so fast to bar the gate.

3 The Savior now is pleading
In accents meek and low
He died for you my brother
Oh! why then treat him so?
Bow down with shame and sorrow,
Swing open wide the door
And bid Him, enter, enter,
To leave you never more.

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #149

Adapter: Peter P. Bilhorn

Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name… Go to person page >

Author: William Walsham How

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Savior now is standing Outside the fast closed door
Title: Standing! Knocking! Pleading!
Author: William Walsham How (1867)
Adapter: Peter P. Bilhorn
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning glory no. 2 #149

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Crowning Glory #111

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