#238: O Jesus, Thou Art Standing

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)


O Jesus, Thou art standing Outside the fast-closed door,

In lowly patience waiting To pass the threshold o’er:

Shame on us, Christian brothers, His Name and sign who bear,

O shame, thrice shame upon us, To keep Him standing there!


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 has no equal, So fast to bar the gate!


O jesus, Thou art pleading In accents meek and low,

“I died for you, My children, And will ye treat Me so?”

O Lord, with shame and sorrow We open now the door;

Dear Savior, enter, enter, And leave us nevermore!

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