O Jesus, thou art standing (Thomas Griffin Shepard)

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  • (Posted 2020-04-25)  CPDL #58171:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-04-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: vol. 2 of "Selected Anthems for Mixed Voices" published by The Frederick Harris Music Co. Limited.

General Information

Title: O Jesus, thou art standing
Composer: Thomas Griffin Shepard
Lyricist: William Walsham How

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

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O Jesus, thou art standing,
Outside the fast closed door,
In lowly patience waiting
To pass the threshold o’er:
We bear the name of Christians,
His name and sign we bear,
O shame, thrice shame upon us,
To keep him standing there!

O Jesus, thou art knocking;
And lo! that hand is scarred,
And thorns thy brow encircle,
And tears thy face have marred:
O love that passeth knowledge,
so patiently to wait!
O sin that hath no equal,
So fast to bar the gate!

O Jesus, thou art pleading
In accents meek and low,
I died for you, my children,
And will ye treat me so?
O Lord, with shame and sorrow
We open now the door;
Dear Saviour, enter, enter,
And leave us nevermore.