Who is this that's waiting, waiting

Who is this that's waiting, waiting

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Who is this that's waiting, waiting]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
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Representative Text

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]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11574

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Who is this that's waiting, waiting
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Let him in
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11574
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The Cyber Hymnal #11574

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