There's life at the open door

I have longed for the bliss of pardon

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 I have longed for the bliss of pardon,
And sighed to be cleansed from sin;
And I know if I come believing,
My Savior will let me in;
For the door of His love is open,
He waiteth for those who seek;
But I tremble with fear and doubting;
O, why is my faith so weak?

Refrain:
O precious Savior!
I know I have slighted Thy mercy;
It comes, it comes,
It comes to me more and more;
But softly Thy Spirit whispers to me,
There’s life at the open door.

2 I have clung to the hopes that perish,
And now, in my hour of need,
How they die in my heart, and leave me
As frail as a broken reed;
I have hardly the strength or courage,
But O I will try once more;
There is life if my faith can reach it,
There’s life at the open door. [Refrain]

3 I will trust though I walk in darkness,
And pray till the light I see;
For the blood that has cleansed the vilest,
Will surely avail for me;
I have only this plea to offer,
That Jesus for me has died;
And with only my heart to give Him,
I haste to His bleeding side. [Refrain]

4 I have longed for the bliss of pardon,
And sighed to be cleansed from sin;
And I knock at the door, believing
That Jesus will let me in;
O the faith in my soul grows stronger,
I tremble with fear no more;
’Tis my Savior that bids me welcome;
I enter the open door. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8151

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24,… Go to person page >

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First Line: I have longed for the bliss of pardon
Title: There's life at the open door
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: O precious Savior, I know I have slighted

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The Cyber Hymnal #8151
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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