#101: Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

Thou didst leave Thy throne And Thy kingly crown

When Thou camest to earth for me;

But it Bethlehem’s home Was there found no room

For Thy holy nativity.

REFRAIN 1-4

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.

REFRAIN

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.

REFRAIN

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.

REFRAIN

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.”

REFRAIN 5

My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,

When Thou comest and callest for me!

 

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