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DOES JESUS LIVE AT YOUR HOUSE?

DOES JESUS LIVE AT YOUR HOUSE?

 

 

"Does Jesus live at your house?"

 

I heard a child once ask;

 

her little brow was furrowed

 

as she struggled with the task,

 

I saw her eyes were shadowed,

 

her face marked with a tear;

 

the voice a wee bit wistful

 

for the answer she might hear.

 

 

"He used to live at our house,

 

with Mamma Daddy, too.

 

But now He's gone away somewhere

 

I don't know what to do,

 

for Daddy's not the same today,

 

and Mamma laughs no more,

 

they never bother much with me,

 

they say I'm just a bore."

 

 

"It didn't use to be this way

 

with Jesus in our home,

 

for every night my Daddy came

 

when all my curls were combed.

 

To help me say my bedtime prayer,

 

(and Mamma helped me too.)

 

And they'd smile and tuck me in,

 

but now they never do."

 

 

"Could you tell me where Jesus is?

 

For everything seems black:

 

we want Him in our house again,

 

we want Him to come back."

 

 

"And when He comes we'll keep Him

 

for we truly need Him so

 

if Jesus lives at your house,

 

oh! Don’t ever let Him go!"

 

The child then turned and left me

 

while I pursued my way

 

and thought of many home fires

 

that could be bright today.

 

 

"Does Jesus live at your house?"

 

How much these words portend

 

Yea! On this question's answer,

 

our hopes our all depends."

 

 

Author Unknown

 


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