Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown (Timothy Richard Matthews)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 85 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 145 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown
Composer: Timothy Richard Matthews
Tune: Margaret
Lyricist: Emily Steele Elliot

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: Irregular meter

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 250

Description:

External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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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 in lowly birth didst thou come to earth,
and in great humility:

The foxes found rest, and the bird had its nest
in the shade of the cedar tree;
but thy couch was the sod, O thou Son of God,
in the desert of Galilee:

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:

When the heavens shall ring, and the angels 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:’