Once I Heard A Sound At My Hearts Dark D

Once I heard a sound at my heart’s dark door
And was roused from the slumber of sin;
It was Jesus knocked, he had knocked before,
Now I said: Blessed Master, come in!

Then open, open, open and let the Master in!
For your heart will be bright
With the heavenly light,
If you’ll only let the Master in.

Then he spread a feast of redeeming love
And he made me his own happy guest;
In my joy I thought that the saints above
Could be hardly more favoured or blest.

In the holy war with the foes of truth,
He’s my shield, he my table prepares;
He restores my soul, he renews my youth,
And gives triumph in answer to prayers.

He will feast me still with his presence dear,
And the love he so freely hath given;
While his promise tells, as I serve him here,
Of the banquet of glory in Heaven.