Words: William Runyan

Music: Dan Kreider

This is a setting of “Lord, I Have Shut the Door,” a devotional text by William Runyan. It’s scored for mixed voices with piano. Moderate difficulty.

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Lord, I have shut the door; speak now the word
Which in the din and throng could not be heard
Hushed now my inner heart; whisper Thy will
While I have come apart, while all is still

Lord, I have shut the door; here do I bow
Speak, for my soul’s desire turns to Thee now
Rebuke Thou what is vain, counsel my soul
Thy holy will reveal – my will control

In this blest quietness clamorings cease
Here in Thy presence dwells infinite peace
Yonder, the grief and pain, yonder, the sin
Lord, I have shut the door; Thou art within!

Lord, I have shut the door; strengthen my heart
Yonder awaits the task – I share a part
Only through grace bestowed may I be true
Here, while alone with Thee, my strength renew.

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