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No Room for Jesus

There was no room for Him in the inn

Author: F. A. Blackmer
Tune: [There was no room for Him in the inn]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There was no room for Him in the inn,
Bethlehem’s heavenly Stranger;
He that had come to be king over men
Had to be born in a manger.

No room, no room,
No room for the blessèd Jesus;
O why is there in the world’s cold heart
No room for Jesus?

2 Foxes have holes, the Master once said,
Birds have their nests, but how truly
He had nowhere He could lay His dear head,
Suffering for us so unduly. [Refrain]

3 Filled was His life with slightings of men,
King, but the world never knew Him;
Spurning the Son God had sent to them,
Wicked hands took Him and slew Him. [Refrain]

4 There is no room for Jesus today,
Deaf is the world to His pleading;
Steeled its cold heart, and outside must He stay,
Spurned His divine interceding. [Refrain]

5 Wondrous, He waits, still loving and true,
Friend, at thy heart gently knocking,
Waiting all night in the darkness and dew;
Hasten, the bars now unlocking!

Make room, make room,
Make room in your heart for Jesus!
O linger not while He loving waits;
Make room for Jesus!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15246

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There was no room for Him in the inn
Title: No Room for Jesus
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: No room, no room, no room for the blessed Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #15246
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The Cyber Hymnal #15246

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