Advent Hymnals

231. O JESUS, THOU ART STANDING

Church Hymnal 1941,


1.
O Jesus, thou art standing, 
Outside the fast-closed door, 
In lowly patience waiting 
To pass the threshold o'er: 
Shame on us, Christian brethren, 
His Name and sign who bear, 
O shame, thrice shame upon us, 
To keep him standing there! 

2.
O Jesus, thou art knocking; 
And lo, that hand is scarred, 
And thorns thy brow encircle, 
And tears thy face have marred. 
O love that passeth knowledge, 
So patiently to wait! 
O sin that hath no equal, 
So fast to bar the gate! 

3.
O Jesus, thou art pleading 
In accents meek and low, 
"I died for you, my children, 
And will you treat me so?" 
O Lord, with shame and sorrow 
We open now the door; 
Dear Saviour, enter, enter, 
And leave us never more.


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Title O Jesus, Thou Art Standing
Key E Major
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First Line O Jesus, Thou art standing
Author William Walsham How
Year 1941
Composer Edward Husband
Hymnal -
Tune ST. HILDA
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Gospel: The Call
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