Advent Hymnals

039. IN THE SILENT MIDNIGHT WATCHES

Christ in Song,

1.
In the silent midnight watches,
List thy bosom's door!
How it knocketh, knocketh, knocketh,
Knocketh, evermore!
Say not 'tis thy pulses beating,
'Tis thy heart of sin;
'Tis thy Saviour knock, and crieth,
"Rise and let me in!'

2.
Death comes down with reckless footsteps,
To the hall and hut;
Think you death will tarry knocking,
When the door is shut?
Jesus waiteth, waiteth, waiteth;
But the door is fast;
Grieved away thy Saviour goeth,
Death breaks in at last.

3.
Vainly thou wilt stand entreating 
Christ to let thee in,
At the gate of mercy beating,
Wailing for thy sin!
Nay!  alas, O guilty sinner! 
Hast thou then forgot?
Jesus waited long to know thee,
Now he knows thee not!


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Title In the Silent Midnight Watches
Key E♭ Major
Titles undefined
First Line In the silent midnight watches
Author undefined
Year 1908
Composer Geo. F. Root
Hymnal -
Tune In the silent midnight watches
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance
Texts Revelation 3:20
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