No room for Jesus

He left a royal throne

Author: S. C. Kirk
Tune: [He left a royal throne]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 He left a royal throne,
His Father’s will obeyed;
He came in love unto his own,
His own that he had made.
The world he came to cheer,
And for its sin atone,
Refused his loving words to hear,
Or own him as its own.

Alone! No room for Jesus here below,
In palace or in cot!
Alone! He came unto his own, but O!
His own received him not.

2 Scarce room to give him birth,—
A humble cave alone;
Upon his own, his own green earth,
Its Maker is unknown.
The foxes have their lair,
The birds their leafy nest,
But he, the Savior, has not where
His weary head to rest. [Refrain]

3 He walked the earth alone
To dark Gethsemane;
Forsaken by his love and own,
He went to Calvary.
Alone! alone! alone!
In Bethlehem, a cave;
In death not e’en the tomb his own—
He fills another’s grave. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #17

Author: S. C. Kirk

Born: Circa 1847, Near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: Circa 1917, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kirk’s works include: Musings Along the Way  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He left a royal throne
Title: No room for Jesus
Author: S. C. Kirk
Refrain First Line: Alone, no room for Jesus here
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices #17

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