Room for Jesus

Room for Jesus, can it be

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Jesus, Lover of my soul] (Danks)
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Room for Jesus; can it be,
Bethlehem could find no place
For the Christ of Galilee,—
Saviour of a fallen race?

O, my Mater, Thou wilt find
Room within my heart for Thee;
And I know Thou, ever kind,
Wilt make room in Thine for me.

2 Does He yet inquire in vain
For a place His head to lay?
Can I still His plea disdain,
Let Him turn from me away? [Refrain]

3 Enter in, O Heav’nly Guest,
Make my heart Thy dwelling fair;
Then am I forever blest
With my Saviour’s presence there. [Refrain]

4 I, with Christ, am one today;
Weakness I, but strength is He,
Will He ever with me stay?
Yes, thro’ all eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Triumph 1, 2 and 3 Combined: Tryout Edition #53

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Room for Jesus, can it be
Title: Room for Jesus
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: O my Master thou wilt find room within my heart for thee
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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