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Who at My Door Is Standing?

Who at my door is standing

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [Who at my door is standing] (Everett)
Published in 105 hymnals

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1 Who at my door is standing,
Patiently drawing near,
Entrance within demanding?
Whose is the voice I hear?

Sweetly the tones are falling;
“Open the door for me!
If thou wilt heed My calling,
I will abide with thee.”

2 Lonely without He’s staying:
Lonely within am I;
While I am still delaying,
Will He not pass me by? (Refrain)

3 All through the dark hours dreary,
Knocking again is He;
Jesus, art Thou not weary,
Waiting so long for me? (Refrain)

4 Door of my heart, I hasten!
Thee will I open wide.
Though He rebuke and chasten,
He shall with me abide. (Refrain)

Source: Favorite Hymns of Praise #258

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Who at my door is standing
Title: Who at My Door Is Standing?
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweetly the tones are falling
Copyright: Public Domain



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Clarion Call #188

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Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #767

Redeeming Love #209

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