Come in, O come! The door stands open now
Come in, O come! The door stands open now. Handley Moule* (1841-1920).
This hymn was published in Hymns of Consecration and Faith 2 (1890), edited by James Mountain*. This was the Second Edition of the 1876 hymnbook of the Keswick Convention*. This was the first hymn in the section, ‘Longings for Holiness’. It is an original and attractive variation on the text from Revelation 3: 20, a favourite with evangelicals (‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him...’). It had five stanzas:
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...
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