Don’t Turn Him Away

I
Patiently, tenderly pleading,
Jesus is standing today;
At your heart’s door
He knocks as before,
Oh turn Him no longer away.

Don’t turn Him away, don’t turn Him away,
He has come back to your heart again,
Although you’ve gone a stray;
Oh, how you’ll need Him to plead you cause
On that eternal day!
Don’t turn the Saviour away from your heart,
Don’t turn Him away.

II
Gracious, compassionate mercy
Brought Him from mansions above;
Cause Him to wait
Just outside your gate,
Oh yield to His wonderful love.

Don’t turn Him away, don’t turn Him away,
He has come back to your heart again,
Although you’ve gone a stray;
Oh, how you’ll need Him to plead you cause
On that eternal day!
Don’t turn the Saviour away from your heart,
Don’t turn Him away.

III
Can you no now hear Him calling?
Do not ill-treat such a Friend;
Give up your sin, Oh let Him come in.
Lo! He will be true to the end.

Don’t turn Him away, don’t turn Him away,
He has come back to your heart again,
Although you’ve gone a stray;
Oh, how you’ll need Him to plead you cause
On that eternal day!
Don’t turn the Saviour away from your heart,
Don’t turn Him away.

IV
Now is the time to receive Him.
Grant him admission today;
Grieve Him no more, but open your door,
And turn Him no longer away.

Don’t turn Him away, don’t turn Him away,
He has come back to your heart again,
Although you’ve gone a stray;
Oh, how you’ll need Him to plead you cause
On that eternal day!
Don’t turn the Saviour away from your heart,
Don’t turn Him away.