O weary soul, the gate is near, in sin why still abide

O weary soul, the gate is near, in sin why still abide

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [O weary soul the gate is near]
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1 Oh, weary soul, the gate is near,
In sin why still abide?
Both peace and rest are waiting here
And you are just outside.

Chorus:
Just outside the door, just outside the door,
Behold, it stands ajar!
Just outside the door, just outside the door,
So near and yet so far!

2 Forgiveness Jesus will impart—
To save your soul He died;
How can you still offend His heart,
By staying just outside? [Chorus]

3 The day of life is passing by,
Soon night your soul will hide;
And then "too late" will be your cry,
If you are just outside! [Chorus]

4 Come in, be free from stains of sin;
Be glad, be satisfied;
Before the tempest breaks, come in,
And leave your past outside. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #194

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865.He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began wring songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: O weary soul, the gate is near, in sin why still abide
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Just outside the door

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