Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

Written by: Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott, Timothy Richard Matthews

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Verse 1:
C                Am   Dm7    G7      Am     Dm7   E
Thou didst leave Thy  throne and Thy king - ly    crown,
Am        G         C         G
When Thou camest to earth for me;
       C           Bsus4   B7        Em    Cm/E♭   Dsus4
But in Bethlehem's home    there was found   no    room
D       G         Dsus4   D7      G
For Thy holy na - ti    -    vi – ty:
G7  C                      Dm7
O   come to my heart, Lord Je  -   sus!
G7       C    D7     C     G   C
There is room in  my heart for Thee.
Verse 2:
C             Am    Dm7   G7       Am    Dm    E
Heaven's ar - ches  rang  when the an -  gels sang
      G             C          G
Pro - claiming Thy royal dec - ree;
       C       Bsus4   B7           Em    Cm/E♭  Dsus4
But of lowly   birth   cam'st Thou, Lord,  on    earth,
D      G          Dsus4   D7       G
And in great hu – mi      –  li -  ty,
G7  C                       Dm7
O   come to my heart, Lord  Je  -   sus!
G7       C    D7     C     G   C
There is room in  my heart for Thee.
Verse 3:
C          Am        Dm7   G7      Am    Dm        E
The fox -  es  found rest, and the birds had their nest,
Am      G            C     G
In  the shade of the cedar tree;
        C             Bsus4   B7      Em   Cm/E♭   Dsus4
But Thy couch was the sod,    O  Thou Son    of    God,
D      G          Dsus4   D7      G
In the deserts of Ga      -  li - lee.
G7   C                      Dm7
O    come to my heart, Lord Je   -  sus!
G7       C    D7    C     G   C
There is room in my heart for Thee.
Verse 4:
C          Am     Dm7   G7        Am    Dm    E
Thou cam - est, O Lord, with the  liv - ing   word
Am          G       C        G
That should set Thy children free;
         C       Bsus4   B7       Em     Cm/E♭    Dsus4
But with mocking scorn,  and with crown   of      thorn,
D    G            Dsus4    D7         G
They bore Thee to Cal      -    va -  ry.
G7   C                        Dm7
O    come to my heart, Lord   Je  -   sus!
G7   C    D7    C     G    C
Thy cross is my on -  ly   plea!
Verse 5:
C                  Am         Dm7   G7       Am    Dm     E
When heaven's ar - ches shall ring, and her choirs shall sing,
Am      G         C          G
At  Thy coming to vic – to - ry,
        C              Bsus4   B7       Em    Cm/E♭     Dsus4
Let Thy voice call me  home,   saying, 'Yet   there is  room,
D        G          Dsus4   D7     G
There is room at My side       for thee.'
G7     C                          Dm7
And my heart shall rejoice, Lord  Je  -  sus,
G7        C     D7      C          G   C
When Thou com - est and cal - lest for me.

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

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

The foxes found rest, and the birds had their nest,
In the shade of the cedar 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.
Thou camest, O Lord, with the living word
That should set Thy children free;
But with mocking scorn, and with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus!
Thy cross is my only plea.

When heaven’s arches shall ring, and her choirs shall 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.’
And my heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

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