1 Lord, you left your throne
and your kingly crown
when you came to this earth for me,
but in Bethlehem's home
there was found no room
for your holy nativity:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus;
Emmanuel, come to me.

2 Heaven's arches rang
when the angels sang
proclaiming your royal degree,
but to lowly birth
you came here on earth,
and in great humility:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus;
Redeemer, be born in me.

3 You were sent, O Lord,
with the living word
that should set your people free;
but with mocking scorn
and with crown of thorn,
they bore you to Calvary:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
your cross is my only plea.

4 When the heavens shall ring,
and the choirs shall sing
at your coming to victory,
let your voice call me home
saying, 'Yes, there is room!'
there is room at your side for me.
Then my heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
when you come and you call for me.

Emily Elliott (1836 - 1897) adapted Michael Perry (Word and Music)(1942 - 1996)
© Word and Music/Jubilate Hymns

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