When Jesus Knocks Our Startled Eyes


When Jesus knocks, our startled eyes
See cherished sins in loathsome guise;
The evil thought, we scarce confessed;
Crawls out and mocks us with the rest.
When Jesus knocks,
When Jesus knocks.

He knocks again, and longing eyes
Catch a sweet glimpse of Paradise,
Of “pastures green,” of “Waters still,”-
And angel pinions fan and thrill,
When Jesus knocks,
When Jesus knocks.

When Jesus knocks sometimes we see
But weary pilgrim guest, may by,-
Tho’ food nor shelter craveth he:
“Give me thine heart,” the only plea,
When Jesus knocks,
When Jesus knocks.

When Jesus knocks, oh! heart of mine
Grieve not the messenger divine;
Say not to him, “Some other day:”
The gracious time may pass away,
When Jesus knocks,
When Jesus knocks.