1 Come in, come in, Lord Jesus!
Come in and dwell with me;
My God, my King, my life-long Friend,
My Glorious Guest to be;
My heart is very lonely, Lord,
My need is very great;
‘Tis for Thy love I weary, Lord!
‘Tis for Thyself I wait.
2 Come in, come in, Lord Jesus!
For dreary is the night;
Bid Thou the shadows flee away,
And flood my soul with light;
And let it show me what Thou wilt,
Of emptiness and sin;
But only show Thyself to me!
Only come in! come in!
3 Come in, come in, Lord Jesus!
And dwell, and rule, and reign;
Yea, come in peace, my Lord, my King,
To Thine own house again:
Thou shalt bring with Thee what Thou wilt,
Take what Thou wilt away;
Only come Thou Thyself to me
And come, oh, come to stay.
4 Come in, come in, Lord Jesus!
I give the struggle o’er;
I hinder not Thine entering,
Nor fear Thy coming more:
I do but whisper through my tears—
“Thou knowest what hath been!
Only forgive the long delay!
Only come in! come in!”
5 Come in, come in, Lord Jesus!
And leave me nevermore;
Thou hast the keys of all my heart;
Come in, and shut the door!
Yea, shut the door on what Thou wilt,
That fits not Thine abode;
And open it on all Thou wilt
That is of heaven and God.
6 Come in, come in, Lord Jesus!
So wonderful it seems
That Thou should’st think such thoughts for me,
Beyond my faintest dreams:
that Thou should’st choose the “foolish things,”
The “weak things,” and “the base”;
And stoop to humbled, broken hearts,
To find Thy dwelling-place.
Edith Adeline Gilling Cherry United Kingdom 1872-1897. Born at Plymouth, Devon, she was disabled from the age of 16 months by poliomyelitis and walked with crutches. The death of her only sister, who died at age 4, when Edith was age 6, devastated her. She had a gift for poetry and wrote much before the age of 15. She had friends who helped her supporting Sunday school work and the YWCA. She was a gifted illustrator of cards and porcelain which she neatly embellished with flower or fern sprays and Bible texts. Of her verse, she said, they were given to me and all I had to do was write them down. Some of her poems ppeared in print in the periodical “The Christian”. She had two strokes in early life, and a 3rd, at age 25, took her… Go to person page >