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Jesus Has Opened the Door

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1 Weary and laden with sin,
Striving thy sins to give o'er.
Soul if thou would'st enter in,
Jesus has opened the door.

Jesus has opened the door, the door;
Jesus has opened the door,
Free from all sin, enter thou in,
Jesus has opened the door.

2 Praying for grace day by day,
Loving Him still more and more;
Rest in His courts on the way,
Jesus has opened the door. [Chorus]

3 After life's struggles are past,
Waits there a beautiful shore;
If thou wilt live there at last,
Jesus has opened the door. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #130

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weary and laden with sin
Title: Jesus Has Opened the Door
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus has opened the door
Copyright: Public Domain



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Light in the Valley #130

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