Scripture Verse

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. Revelation 3:20


Daniel W. Whittle (1840–1901)

Words: Ano­ny­mous. Adapt­ed by Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle in The Pearl, ed­it­ed by J. M. Kief­fer (Cleve­land, Ohio: S. Brain­ard & Sons, 1871).

Music: Room for Je­sus Char­lie C. Will­iams (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Will­iams (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Have you any room for Je­sus,
He who bore your load of sin?
As He knocks and asks adm­iss­ion,
Sinners, will you let Him in?


Room for Je­sus, King of Glo­ry!
Hasten now His Word ob­ey;
Swing the heart’s door wide­ly op­en,
Bid Him en­ter while you may.

Room for plea­sure, room for bu­si­ness,
But for Christ the Cru­ci­fied,
Not a place that He can en­ter,
In the heart for which He died?


Have you any room for Je­sus,
As in grace He calls again?
O to­day is time ac­cept­ed,
Tomorrow you may call in vain.


Room and time now give to Je­sus,
Soon will pass God’s day of grace;
Soon thy heart left cold and si­lent,
And thy Sav­ior’s plead­ing cease.