Scripture Verse

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


John H. Tenney (1840–1918)

Words: An­zen­tia I. Chap­man (1849–1889). Pub­lished in Tri­um­phant Songs No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1896), num­ber 129.

Music: Mont­au­ban John H. Ten­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Yes, there is room for Je­sus
Within this contrite heart;
Dear Sav­ior, wait no longer,
But grace divine impart.


Room, O blessèd Sav­ior,
In my poor wandering heart;
Come in and reign for­ev­er,
New life and peace impart.

Yes, there is room for Je­sus—
The Guest of heav’nly birth;
His life He gave a ransom
For all the sons of earth.


Yes, there is room for Je­sus,
Oh, enter, Lord and reign;
The King and mighty Con­quer­or,
O’er death and sin and pain.


I’ll sing aloud the praises
Of Him who saves from doom;
Dear Lord, thro’ coming ages,
My heart shall give Thee room.