LET JESUS COME INTO YOUR HEART                                    written in 1898

The Story

            Lelia (1862-1929) and her husband, Charles Morris, were active in Methodist and Holiness camp meetings in Ohio and Maryland. In 1898, at a camp meeting in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, a refined woman responded to the altar call, and Lelia went to talk with her. The woman had doubts and questions; Lelia put her arms around the woman’s shoulders and told her to give her doubts to Jesus.

As Lelia later recalled that moment, she said, “Just now, your doubtings give over.” The song leader who had joined them at the altar, added the next phrase: “Just now, reject Him no more.” The evangelist then added the third phrase: “Just now, throw open the door.” And Lelia closed: “Let Jesus come into your heart.”

Not only did that woman “let Jesus come into her heart”, but Lelia went home, wrote the verses to the chorus that seemed to come spontaneously to them that night, and added the music to what became this gospel song. It was a song that almost wrote itself.

While it may not be theologically accurate to “ask Jesus into your heart” (it is the Holy Spirit who actually comes to live in a believer), it means to trust Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord.

The Song

            Read this gospel song, and – today – if you haven’t already, let Jesus come into your heart!

If you are tired of the load of your sin,
let Jesus come into your heart;
if you desire a new life to begin,
let Jesus come into your heart.

Refrain:
Just now, your doubtings give o’er;
just now, reject Him no more;
just now, throw open the door;
let Jesus come into your heart.

If it’s for purity now that you sigh,
let Jesus come into your heart;
fountains for cleansing are flowing nearby,
let Jesus come into your heart.  (Refrain)

If there’s a tempest your voice cannot still,
let Jesus come into your heart;
if there’s a void this world never can fill,
let Jesus come into your heart.  (Refrain)

If you would join the glad songs of the blest,
let Jesus come into your heart;
if you would enter the mansions of rest,
let Jesus come into your heart.  (Refrain)

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