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In the silent midnight watches - Christ knocking at the door
(A. Cleveland Coxe/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Christ knocking at the door.

1. In the silent midnight watches,
  list, – thy bosom door!
how it knocketh, knocketh, knocketh,
  knocketh evermore!
Say not 'tis thy pulse is beating:
  'tis thy heart of sin;
'tis thy Saviour knocks, and crieth,
  Rise, and let me in! (PDF - Midi)

2. Death comes down, with reckless footstep,
  to the hall and hut:
think you Death will stand a-knocking
  where the door is shut?
Jesus waiteth, waiteth, waiteth;
  but thy door is fast!
Grieved, away the Saviour goeth:
  Death breaks in at last.

3. Then 'tis thine to stand entreating
  Christ to let thee in;
at the gate of heaven beating,
  wailing for thy sin.
Nay, alas! thou foolish virgin,
  hast thou then forgot?
Jesus waited long to know thee,
  but he knows thee not!

A. Cleveland Coxe, in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1869, 438-439.

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