The Heavenly Visitor

In the silent midnight watches, List! thy bosom door!

Author: A. Cleveland Coxe
Published in 75 hymnals

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1 In the silent midnight watches,
List thy bosom's door!
How it knocketh, knocketh, knocketh,
Knocketh, evermore!
Say not 'tis thy pulses beating,
'Tis thy heart of sin;
'Tis thy Saviour knock, and crieth,
"Rise and let me in!'

2 Death comes down with reckless footsteps,
To the hall and hut;
Think you death will tarry knocking,
When the door is shut?
Jesus waiteth, waiteth, waiteth;
But the door is fast;
Grieved away thy Saviour goeth,
Death breaks in at last.

3 Vainly thou wilt stand entreating
Christ to let thee in,
At the gate of mercy beating,
Wailing for thy sin!
Nay! alas, O guilty sinner!
Hast thou then forgot?
Jesus waited long to know thee,
Now he knows thee not!


Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #39

Author: A. Cleveland Coxe

Coxe, Arthur Cleveland, D.D. LL.D. One of the most distinguished of American prelates, and son of an eminent Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Samuel H. Cox, D.D., was born at Mendham, New Jersey, May 10,1818. Graduating at the University of New York in 1838, and taking Holy Orders in 1841, he became Rector of St. John's, Hartford, Connecticut, in the following year. In 1851 he visited England, and on his return was elected Rector of Grace Church, Baltimore, 1854, and Calvary, New York, 1863. His consecration as Bishop of the Western Diocese of New York took place in 1865. His residence is at Buffalo. Bishop Coxe is the author of numerous works. His poetical works were mostly written in early life, and include Advent, 1837; Athanasion, &c, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the silent midnight watches, List! thy bosom door!
Title: The Heavenly Visitor
Author: A. Cleveland Coxe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let Him in
Copyright: Public Domain

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