"Behold a Stranger at the Door"
                         by Joseph Grigg, c. 1722-1768
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Behold a Stranger at the door!
        He gently knocks, has knocked before,
        Has waited long, is waiting still;
        You treat no other friend so ill.

        2. But will He prove a friend indeed?
        He will; the very Friend you need;
        The Friend of sinners--yes 'tis He,
        With garments dyed on Calvary.

        3. O lovely attitude! He stands
        Wih melting heart and laden hands;
        O matchless kindness! and He shows
        This matchless kindness to His foes.

        4. Admit Him lest His anger burn
        And He, departing, ne'er return;
        Admit Him, or the hour's at hand
        When at His door denied you'll stand.

        5. Oh, let the heavenly stranger in,
        Let in thy heart His reign begin.
        Admit Him, open wide the door,
        And He will bless thee evermore.

Notes: Hymn #650 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Revelation 3:20 Author: Joseph Grigg, 1765, cento Tune: "Hamburg" Based on First Gregorian Chant Arranged by Lowell Mason, 1824
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