Open Wide the Door

The Savior seeks to enter in

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [The Savior seeks to enter in]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The Savior seeks to enter in
And purify your heart;
His reign of love He will begin,
And peace to you impart.

Open wide the door for Jesus,
Let Him enter in;
He will bless you, He will save you
From your guilt and sin.

2 Now open wide the bolted door,
Let Jesus enter in;
To be your Savior evermore,
And cleanse you from all sin. [Refrain]

3 Renounce your evil, stubborn will
And let your Lord come in,
With joy your trusting heart to fill,
And banish guilt and sin. [Refrain]

4 While Jesus is so very near,
Soul, open wide the door;
He will your troubled spirit cheer,
And save forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #138

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Savior seeks to enter in
Title: Open Wide the Door
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Open wide the door for Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gospel Herald in Song #138

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