1 Who is this that’s waiting, waiting,
Just outside the door?
Who is He that’s knocking, knocking?
Has He knocked before?
Rise and bide Him enter in!
Peace and hope He’ll bring;
’Tis thy Savior knocking, knocking,
’Tis thy Lord and King.
Let Him in! Let Him in!
He waits outside the door;
Let Him in ere He departs
To return no more!
2 Don’t you hear Him saying, saying,
"Come, O come to Me;
’Twas for you that dying, dying,
Hung I on the tree.
Come and see My hands, My side,
Look on Me and live;
Tho’ your sins be many, many,
Pardon I can give." [Refrain]
3 Still His voice is calling, calling,
Sweet the tones and low;
Bid Him enter quickly, quickly,
Ere He turns to go!
Must His pleading be in vain?
Must He, then, depart?
All because His pleading, pleading,
Reaches not your heart? [Refrain]
4 Sometime you’ll be waiting, waiting,
Just outside the gate;
Sometime you’ll be pleading, pleading,
Then ’twill be too late!
Now accept your heav’nly guest!
He’ll forgive your sin!
While He still is waiting, waiting,
Rise and let Him in. [Refrain]
Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >
Display Title: Let Him InFirst Line: Who is this that’s waiting, waitingTune Title: [Who is this that’s waiting, waiting]Author: Charles Austin MilesSource: Songs of Christian Service, by William J. Kirkpatrick and Henry L. Gilmour (Philadelphia: Hall-Mack, 1903)