Come in, O come, the door stands open now

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1. Come in, O come! the door stands open now;
I knew Thy voice, Lord Jesus, it was Thou;
The sun has set long since, the storms begin;
’Tis time for Thee, my Savior, O come in!

2. Alas, ill ordered shows the dreary room;
The household stuff lies heaped amidst the gloom,
The table empty stands, the couch undressed;
Ah, what a welcome for th’Eternal Guest!

3. Yet welcome, and tonight this doleful scene
Is e’en itself my cause to hail Thee in;
This dark confusion e’en at once demands
Thine own bright presence, Lord, and ord’ring hands.

4. I seek no more to alter things, or mend,
Before the coming of so great a Friend;
All were at best unseemly, and ’twere ill
Beyond all else to keep Thee waiting still.

5. Come, not to find, but make this troubled heart
A dwelling worthy of Thee as Thou art;
To chase the gloom, the terror, and the sin:
Come, all Thyself, yea come, Lord Jesus, in!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #943

Author: Handley Carr Glyn Moule

Moule, Handley Carr Glyn, M.A., son of the Rev. H. Moule, was born at Fordington, Dec. 23, 1841, and educated at home and at Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. in first class Classical and Theological honours, 1864-65. He was Carus Prizeman, 1862; Browne's Medallist, 1863; and gained the Seatonian Prize, 1869-73 and 1876. Taking Holy Orders in 1867, he was curate of Fordington, Dorset, 1867-73, and 1877-80; Dean, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1874-77; and Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, 1880. He was Fellow of his College, 1865; Select Preacher at Cambridge, 1880-81, 87; and Chaplain to the Bishop of Liverpool, 1880. His works include:— (1) The Seatonian Prize Poems as above; (2) Poems on the Acts of the Apostles, 1869; (3) Sermons on t… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come in, O come, the door stands open now
Author: Handley Carr Glyn Moule



MORECAMBE was composed in 1870 by Frederick C. Atkinson (b. Norwich, England, 1841; d. East Dereham, England, 1896) as a setting for Henry Lyte's "Abide with Me" (442). It was first published in G. S. Barrett and E.J. Hopkins's Congregational Church Hymnal (1887). The tune is named for a coastal tow…

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