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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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Room for Jesus, can it be
Title: Room for Jesus
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O my Master thou wilt find room within my heart for Thee
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Gloria in Excelsis #178

Hymnal for American Sunday Schools #d113

Hymns of the Living Gospel No. 1 #d108

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Hymns We Love #204

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Magnificat #134

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #269

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Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #89

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Songs of Faith and Triumph 1, 2 and 3 Combined #53

Songs of Faith and Triumph Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d227

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