On The Ninth Day Of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me....

......Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.
 I grew up with this beautiful Christmas hymn and assumed that most everyone else knew it too until we started singing it last year in Choir and our instructor asked who already knew the song, me and my siblings  were the only ones who raised our hands! I was surprised, however it alerted me to a fact, more people need to hear this hymn!
 It was written in the eighteen hundreds by Emily Elliott and Timothy Mathews (My Brother Timothy called it the Timothy and Elliot song and reserved it as a special song for himself and his then little brother Elliot!) And contains five verses arranged in prayer form. 
                 Indeed, may God someday call to us and assure us that there is room by His side for us, what a glorious moment that will surely be!
                     

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.
Refrain
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 didst Thou come to earth,
And in great humility.
Refrain

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
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

When the heav’ns 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.”

My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

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