Ask Jesus In

 

Ask Jesus In

©2011 Mollie McKibbon

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When Jesus comes knocking at the door of your heart,

Ask him in.

When Jesus comes knocking at the door of your heart,

Ask him in.

Don’t sit alone in the cold and the dark,

Moping and hoping for a tiny spark.

Welcome him.  Welcome him.

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When Jesus come knocking at the door of your soul,

Ask him in.

When Jesus comes knocking at the door of your soul,

Ask him in.

Never sit and wait for the death knell toll,

Open the door and he will make you whole.

Welcome him.  Welcome him.

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When Jesus bids you come by his Holy Spirit,

Answer him.

When Jesus bids you come by his Holy Spirit,

Answer him.

His voice is calling you ever near it.

Pray that you’re listening so you will hear it.

Follow him!  Follow him!

My Very First Hymn

 

In 2001 I wrote my first hymn.  I have always written, but never did I imagine writing a hymn.  There was a hymn that I wanted to use in our service, but our organist disliked the words.  I said (, thinking “how hard could it be!” ) “Will you play it, Doris, if I write new words for it?”  Doris said she would and so I embarked on a journey that has proved both very exciting and very difficult.  You see, I don’t read music.  I’ve never played an instrument.  But, ignorance is bliss, so I started.  Oh my, the crumpled paper!  The erasures!  The scribbled lines that didn’t make the final draft.  Anyhow, here it is and I am still writing.

In the Beginning

©2001 Mollie Pearce McKibbon

 

In the beginning, all was in silence;

Darkness and water covered the earth.

God’s Word made sunlight, moon-glow and star-shine,

Green grass and flowers, birdsong and mirth.

 

God’s Word is blessed, God’s Word is sacred,

Brought forth as human, caring and kind;

Healer and teacher, prophet and Saviour;

Love resurrected, King beyond time.

 

Word of elation, Word of salvation;

Jesus, beloved, full of God’s grace.

Wonderful counsellor, Manna from heaven;

All that You are God, shines from your face.

 

May the world praise You, O God Almighty,

May we all sing praise, ever to You.

Open our hearts God, to your Word spoken,

Make your Word known, God, all the world through.

 

I was really thrilled when the Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society  chose this hymn, along with hymns from three other writers, to be sung at a Hymn festival in Toronto.  It was thrilling to hear it sung by a wonderful soprano and then by a full choir.  If anyone would like to use this hymn please contact me through this blog as I do own the copyright.bible in hand