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Crowded is your heart with cares

Crowded is your heart with cares

Author: Mary D. James
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Crowded is your heart with cares,
Have you no room for Jesus?
Captured by earth’s gilded snares,
Have you no room for Jesus?
Lo! he’s standing at your door,
Knocking, knocking o’er and o’er;
Hear him pleading evermore,
Have you no room for Jesus?

Have you no room for Jesus?
Have you no room for Jesus?
Hear Him pleading evermore;
Have you no room for Jesus?

2 Wasting all your precious hours,
Can you not work for Jesus?
Vainly spending all you pow’rs;,
Can you not work for Jesus?
Striving not to conquer sin;
Seeking not a soul to win;
Bringing not a wand’rer in;
Can you not work for Jesus? [Refrain]

3 Bearing only worthless leaves,
Have you no fruit for Jesus?
In your hand no precious sheaves;
Have you no fruit for Jesus?
Not a grain to store away;
Naught your labor to repay;
Not a joy for that great day
When you shall meet with Jesus? [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's New Revival Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #29

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Crowded is your heart with cares
Author: Mary D. James



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Alexander's New Revival Hymnal #29

Christ in Song #d106

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Christ in Song #100

Gospel Voices #d14

Gospel Voices Supplemented #d35

Hallowed Hymns #d36

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d227

Sacred Melodies No. 1 #d18

Songs of Triumph #85

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1276

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Triumphant Songs No.1 #80

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