Tune: MARGARET

Composer: Timothy R. Matthews, 1876

Author: Emily E. S. Elliott, 1864

The rhythm arrangement and hymnal score have slightly different harmonies (the chord chart is slightly simpler). Vocals using the hymnal should work fine with the instrumentalists playing from the score.

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VERSE 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.

CHORUS:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

VERSE 2:
Heaven’s arches rang when the angels sang,
Proclaiming Thy royal degree;
But in lowly birth Thou didst come to earth,
And in great humility.

CHORUS:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

VERSE 3:
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.

CHORUS:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

VERSE 4:
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.
rhythm with solo violin

lead sheet

chord chart

solo violin

12-1-19