The mistakes of my life have been many,
But the sins of my heart have been more;
And I scarcely can see for my weeping,
But I’ll knock at the open door.
I know I am sinful and unworthy,
And now I feel it more and more,
But Jesus invites me to come in, come in;
I will enter the open door.
I am lowest of those who would love Him;
I am weakest of those who would pray;
But I come to Him as He has bidden,
And I know He’ll not say me nay.
My mistakes His free grace now will cover,
And my sins He will wash all away;
And the feet that now stumble and falter,
Soon may enter the Gate of Day.
The mistakes of my life have been many,Urania Locke Bailey
And my spirit is weary with sin;
Though I scarcely can see for my weeping,
Yet the Savior will let me in.
Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #848.
I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.John 10:9
I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and will not remember your sins.Isaiah 43:25
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.Hebrews 8:12
Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.
Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2021