“Knock and it shall be opened”

“Knock and it shall be opened”

Sermon on the Mount. St Matthew.

(The Gospel History, Section 43*)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

“Knock and it shall be opened”

(The Saviour of the World, Vol II Book III Poem LV)

Men spend their days in knocking at closed doors,
Which, opened, offer nothing but bare floors
They tread towards other limitations yet;
And, good they ask of life, they fail to get.

There is a door where no man knocks in vain;
The feeblest rapping getteth answer plain;
“Come in,” a Voice; and lo, the door stands ope,—
Within, fulfilment of his utmost hope;
For there the Father, waiting for His child—
Come home at last from wanderings in the wild!

St. Matthew vii. 7, 8