25. Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

1 Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown
When Thou camest to earth for me;
But in Bethlehem's home was there found no room
For Thy holy nativity:

Refrain:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus!
There is room in my heart for Thee.

2 Heaven's arches rang when the angels sang,
Proclaiming Thy royal degree;
But in lowly birth Thou didst come to earth,
And in great humility: (Refrain)

3 Thou camest, O Lord, with the living Word
That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn, and with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary: (Refrain)

4 When the heavens shall ring, and the angels sing,
At Thy coming to victory,
Let Thy voice call me home, saying, "Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee:"
My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus!
When Thou comest and callest for me.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown
Title: Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
Author: Emily E. S. Elliott, 1836-1897
Refrain First Line: O come to my heart, Lord Jesus!
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Christ: Birth of; Jesus Christ the Savior: Advent
Tune Information
Name: MARGARET
Composer: Timothy R. Matthews, 1826-1910
Key: D Major
Copyright: Music used by permission of Novello & Co., Ltd.
Notes: Now Public Domain



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