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Thy voice, O Lord, I've heard once more

Thy voice, O Lord, I've heard once more

Author: Ira D. Sankey
Tune: [Thy voice, O Lord, I’ve heard once more]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Thy voice, O Lord, I’ve heard once more,
O help me now unbar the door;
And bid Thee welcome to my heart,
Nor cause Thee ever to depart.

Refrain:
Come in, O Lord, come in;
Come in, O Lord, come in;
And cleanse this sinful heart of mine,
Come in, O Lord, come in!

2 I’ve heard Thy gentle knock before,
But would not give my idols o’er;
O hear my earnest pray’r today,
I cannot let Thee go away. [Refrain]

3 O blessed Friend no longer stand,
With aching brow, and pierced hand
Outside the door, ‘tis open wide;
Come in, and evermore abide. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #21

Author: Ira D. Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present. T… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thy voice, O Lord, I've heard once more
Author: Ira D. Sankey
Refrain First Line: Come in, O Lord, come in
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