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Thou didst leave thy throne

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1 Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown,
When Thou camest to earth for me;
But in Bethlehem's home was there found no room
For Thy holy nativity.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

2 Heaven's arches rang when the angels sang,
Proclaiming Thy royal degree;
But of lowly birth didst Thou come to earth,
And in great humility.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

3 The foxes found rest, and the birds their nest
In the shade of the forest tree;
But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou Son of God,
In the deserts of Galilee.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

4 Thou camest, O Lord, with the living word
That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn, and with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

5 When the heavens shall ring, and the angels sing,
At Thy coming to victory,
Let Thy voice call me home, saying "Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee."
My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

Baptist Hymnal, 1991

Author: E. S. Elliot

Elliott, Emily Elizabeth Steele, third daughter of the late Rev. E. B. Elliott, of Brighton, author of the Horae Apocalypticae was born at Brighton, and now [1887] lives in London. She has contributed hymns, some of which have obtained wide acceptance, to the choir manuals, and Additional Hymns, 1866 (Nos. 8, 34) for use in St. Mark's Church, Brighton; to the Church Missionary Juvenile Instructor, which she edited for six years. Her Chimes of Consecration, a volume of 70 hymns and poems, was published in 1873, and her Chimes for Daily Service in 1880. The latter contains 71 hymns in two parts. The second part of 48 hymns is also published separately as Under the Pillow, for use as a cheap large type hymn-book (with corresponding tune-book)… Go to person page >


Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy Kingly crown. Emily E. S. Elliott. [Christmas.] First privately printed, 1864, for the use of the choir and schools of St. Mark's Church, Brighton, and first published by the authoress in the Church Missionary Juvenile Instructor, 1870, p. 188; and again in her Chimes for Daily Service, 1880, p. 99, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines. It was repeated in Wilson's Service of Praise, 1865; Alton's Children's Worship, 1878; Mrs. Brock's Children's Hymn Book, 1881; Church Praise, 1883, &c, and is given in full, and almost in the 1880 text as No. 374 in the Scottish Free Church Hymn Book, 1882. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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