Scripture Verse

We know that He abides in us. 1 John 3:24

Introduction

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James M. Black
(1856–1938)

Words: Lan­ta W. Smith, 1900, in Jun­ior Prais­es, ed­it­ed by James Black (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Jen­nings & Pye, 1901), num­ber 2.

Music: James M. Black (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

There’s a home in my heart for Jesus,
In the heart He has cleansed from sin;
’Tis the shrine of a deep devotion,
And my Savior abides within.

Refrain

There’s a home in my heart,
And Jesus abides within;
He will always be a friend to me,
There’s a home in my heart for Him.

There’s a home in my heart for Jesus,
There’s a sympathy rare and sweet;
There are days of divine communion,
When His presence is bliss complete.

Refrain

There’s a home in my heart for Jesus,
And He whispers that all is well;
In the light of His love abiding,
There’s a joy that no words can tell.

Refrain