728. Somebody's Knocking at Your Door

Somebody's knocking at your door;
somebody's knocking at your door;
O sinner, why don't you answer?
Somebody's knocking at your door.

1 Knocks like Jesus.
Somebody's knocking at your door.
Knocks like Jesus.
Somebody's knocking at your door.
O sinner, why don't you answer?
Somebody's knocking at your door.

2 Can't you hear him?
Somebody's knocking at your door.
Can't you hear him?
Somebody's knocking at your door.
O sinner, why don't you answer?
Somebody's knocking at your door.

3 Answer Jesus.
Somebody's knocking at your door.
Answer Jesus.
Somebody's knocking at your door.
O sinner, why don't you answer?
Somebody's knocking at your door.

Text Information
First Line: Knocks like Jesus
Title: Somebody's Knocking at Your Door
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Matthew 7:7-8; Luke 11:9-11; John 11:28; Revelation 3:20
Topic: Discipleship and Mission; Invitation
Source: African American spiritual
Refrain First Line: Somebody's knocking at your door
Tune Information
Name: SOMEBODY'S KNOCKING
Arranger: Joy F. Patterson (1989)
Meter: Irregular
Key: E♭ Major
Source: African American spiritual
Copyright: Arr. © 1990 Joy F. Patterson


Text Information:

The description of the Son of Man as standing at the door and knocking (Revelation 3:20) has given rise to many visual and verbal representations of that figure. This African American spiritual uses its repeated phrases to imitate knocking and to give immediacy to this encounter.


Media
Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
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