Advent Hymnals

227. BEHOLD THE SAVIOUR AT THE DOOR

Church Hymnal 1941,


1.
Behold the Saviour at the door! 
He gently knocks, has knocked before, 
Has waited long, is waiting still; 
You treat no other friend so ill. 

2.
He counsels thee to buy of him 
Gold tried by fire, and raiment clean; 
Anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see, 
And put away thy stains from thee. 

3.
O, hear the faithful Witness' voice, 
He offers now a final choice; 
Thou art offensive, O lukewarm! 
Therefore be zealous and reform. 

4.
His mission now is almost o'er, 
Before the throne He'll plead no more; 
The filthy must his filth retain, 
He that is holy, so remain. 

5.
His locks with dews of night are wet, 
But at thy heart he lingereth yet. 
O wake, and open wide the door; 
Bid thy Beloved wait no more. 

6.
Yea, bring him in, a welcome guest; 
So shalt thou in his presence rest, 
And in communion sweet and free, 
Shalt sup with him and he with thee.


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Title Behold the Saviour at the Door
Key E Major
Titles undefined
First Line Behold the Saviour at the door!
Author Anon.
Year 1941
Composer Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Hymnal -
Tune HARTEL
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Gospel: The Call
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