[There's a Stranger at the door] (Excell)

[There's a Stranger at the door] (Excell)

Composer: E. O. Excell (1909)
Published in 182 hymnals

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Composer: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [There's a Stranger at the door] (Excell)
Composer: E. O. Excell (1909)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 34531 65565 34531
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Gospel Hymn Devotions - Number Three: Thirteen Transcriptions for Organ - Standard or Spinet Keyboards
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; E. O. Excell
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1973) pp. 22
  • The Organist Volume 76 Number 5 November 1972: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Roger C. Wilson; E. O. Excell
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1972) pp. 59


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #902
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3659
Text: Let Him In
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #14028
Text: Jésus Frappe À Votre Porte
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #5667
Text: 讓祂進 (There's a Stranger at the Door)
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #902

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #556

Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #212

Himnos de la Iglesia #172

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #677

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Sacred Selections for the Church #616

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #619


Small Church Music #5667

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #290

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #414


The Cyber Hymnal #3659


The Cyber Hymnal #14028

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