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The Savior Is Waiting

The Savior is waiting to enter your heart

Author: Ralph Carmichael (1958)
CCLI Number: 16206
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The Savior is waiting to enter your heart,
Why don't you let Him come in?
There's nothing in this world to keep you apart,
What is your answer to Him?

Time after time He has waited before,
And now He is waiting again,
To see if you're willing to open the door,
Oh, how he wants to come in.

2 If you'll take one step toward the Savior, my friend,
You'll find His arms open wide,
Receive Him and all of your darkness will end,
Within your heart He'll abide. [Refrain]

Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #192

Author: Ralph Carmichael

Ralph Carmichael was born May 27, 1927, in Quincy, Ill. to Rev. Richard and Adelle Carmichael. A graduate of Southern California Bible College (now Vanguard University), he became head of the school’s music department in his early 20s. His “Campus Christian Hour” that aired on KHJ-TV in Los Angeles, featuring his college band and singers with big band treatments of hymns and gospel songs, won an Emmy in 1951. Other early work involved serving as minister of music for Temple Baptist and Calvary Assembly churches, arranging and conducting musical scores for religious radio shows as well as for numerous sacred artists. Ralph’s musical talents have given us over 300 gospel songs, including such favorites as “The Savior Is Waiting,”… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Savior is waiting to enter your heart
Title: The Savior Is Waiting
Author: Ralph Carmichael (1958)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Time after time He has waited before
Copyright: © 1958, Outfield Music Co., admin. Music Services



Instances (1 - 28 of 28)

Baptist Hymnal (1975 ed) #182

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #321

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #412

Favorite Hymns of Praise #308


Favorites Number 7 #3

Hymns for the Family of God #435

Hymns for the Living Church #257

Hymns of Faith #338

Hymns of Faith and Life #247

Hymns of Glorious Praise #d373

Hymns of the Christian Life #559

Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #559

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #464


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #300

Rejoice Hymns #486

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #289

Sing 'N' Praise Hymnal #68

Sing Joyfully #364

Songs of Faith and Praise #951

Special Sacred Selections #526

The Celebration Hymnal #483

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #329

The New Church Hymnal #469

The New National Baptist Hymnal #180


The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #192

The Worshiping Church #446

Worship His Majesty #495

Yes, Lord! #302

Exclude 12 pre-1979 instances
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