1. Knock

From the recording Knock

A gospel song in the blues tradition. Growing up my family we did not attend any church or synagogue. My first church experience was around 5 years old. In the late 1950’s my brother and I were the only white children in an all black gospel church service. I can remember feeling completely loved by the people and the music.


Words and Music by Lisa Meissner
Copyright 2009, All Rights Reserved

I wanna pray every morning
Pray noon and night
Ask the Lord to guide me
Help set things right

Knock - - and the door will be open
Ask and it will be given
Knock - - and you will find
The Lord walks with you all the time

Early in the morning at the break of day
I want to get down on my knees and pray
I’m so sleepy, don’t know what to say
The Lord will show me the way


Father please listen to me
I can’t see the forest through the trees
Help me take a break, lead the way
In the middle of my day

In the cool of the evening there’s so much to share
Friends and neighbors in need of prayer
Please stop these monkeys jumping round in my head
When I go to bed

Repeat 1st verse

Chorus x2