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Close thy heart no more

Weary child, thy sin forsaking

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Weary child, thy sin forsaking]
Published in 13 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Weary child, thy sin forsaking,
Close thy heart no more;
From thy dream of pleasure waking,
Open wide the door.

While the lamp of life is burning,
And the heart of God is yearning,
To His loving arms returning,
Give thy wand’ring o’er.

2. To the Savior’s tender pleading,
Close thy heart no more;
Now the call of mercy heeding
Open wide the door. [Refrain]

3. To the Gospel invitation
Close thy heart no more;
To receive a full salvation
Open wide the door. [Refrain]

4. To the joy that fadeth never
Close thy heart no more;
To the peace abiding ever
Open wide the door. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1118

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weary child, thy sin forsaking
Title: Close thy heart no more
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: While the lamp of life is burning



The Cyber Hymnal #1118
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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Small Church Music #6625


The Cyber Hymnal #1118

Include 11 pre-1979 instances
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