Come into my heart, O Lord Jesus

Come into my heart, O Lord Jesus,
Come into my heart, I pray;
My soul is so troubled and weary,
Come into my heart, today.
  Into my heart, into my heart,
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus;
Come in today, come in to stay,
  Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.
Come into my heart, O Lord Jesus,
I need Thee through life’s dreary way;
The burden of sin is so heavy,
Come into my heart to stay.
Come into my heart, O Lord Jesus,
Now cleanse and illumine my soul;
Fill me with Thy wonderful Spirit,
Come in and take full control.

Houston, TX, United States

This song came to mind today and I sang it with Ukrainian dear ones in view:

Into their hearts, into their hearts

Come into their hearts Lord Jesus

Come in today, come in to stay

Come into their hearts Lord Jesus


Portland, OR, United States

I like to read both the comments and the words of ministry by clicking the “next to the comment bubble. Lord thank You for coming into my spirit - now make Your home in my heart.


Vero Beach, FL, United States

I grew up on this song as a teenager. I love it so much! I just found hymnal. net and I'm so happy I love to sing the old hymns thank you for what you're doing and God bless you all

Gary Gilliam

High Point, North Carolina, United States

This song came into my heart today, but I realized that I had forgotten much of the lyrics.

My heart soared as I read the words & heard the music. Thank you for your service and may God be with you for all your days.


Cape Town, Western Province, South Africa

I woke up with this song.

Lockdown has kept me away from church.

But God is still in my heart. 🙌

While satan is tempting me with the world😡.

Please stay in my heart Lord Jesus.


Villa Ridge, MO, United States

Dear Jesus please come in to my heart permanently I know I am sinning against you right now with the music I am listening to please forgive me and I want you to be my permanent friend until I see you face to face in heaven someday

Roberta Smalls

East Stroudsburg, PA, United States

Rev 3:20. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man will open the door and let me come in, I will come in and sup with him.


Thank you for the powerful hymn because indeed I received our Lord Jesus in my heart.

William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

Come in and take full control in my heart Lord. Strengthen me into my inner man, so You can make more room in my heart! Be so real to me!


Plymouth, WI, United States

Jan 2017 Cheryl Brownsboro, TX, United States

Yours is also my testimony. At age 4 VBS I recieved Him into my heart.

When I was 8 in 1954 I needed my appendix out and to this day I remember conversing with Jesus and having a knowing that I would be with Him if that was His will. I remember praying the Now I lay down to sleep prayer and having a peace that passes all understanding as the either took over.

Also want to note that the VBS teacher held the picture of Jesus knocking at the door of our heart and explained that He had to be invited in because if we looked at the door it had no handle on the outside. I know that is not scriptural either about no handle but I agree with the scriptures suggested as the basis for the picture concept.

Thus far, we have seen the Christ revealed in Colossians mainly in a doctrinal way. Now we need to see the experience of this Christ. Colossians 2:6-7 says, "As therefore you have received the Christ, Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, having been rooted and being built up in Him, and being established in the faith even as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." We need to consider what it means to receive Christ. We received Christ when we opened our being, repented, confessed our sins to Him, and said, "Lord Jesus, I believe into You. Please come into me." When we are newly saved, we may not know that Christ is the life-giving Spirit or that we have a human spirit. We may pray, "Lord Jesus, come into my heart." There is even a popular gospel hymn that says, "Into my heart, into my heart, / Come into my heart, Lord Jesus" (Hymns, #1061). This song is good, but it is not entirely accurate. Second Timothy 4:22a says, "The Lord be with your spirit." It does not say, "The Lord be with your heart." The Lord first comes into our spirit. Ephesians 3:17a speaks of Christ making His home in our heart. After coming into our spirit, Christ gradually makes His home in our heart.

Our spirit may be likened to the living room in a home, and our heart may be likened to the bedroom, the inner chamber. When an unfamiliar guest comes to visit us for a short time, we may welcome him into our living room. However, when an intimate acquaintance comes to stay for several days, we will show him to a bedroom and tell him to feel at home. Regrettably, many of us have received the Lord only into our living room, our spirit. We have not ushered Him into our inner chamber, our heart.

We have received Christ into our spirit, and He now desires to spread into the parts of our heart. The four parts of our heart are our mind, emotion, will, and conscience. Christ is spreading from our spirit in the center of our being to the surrounding parts of our mind, emotion, and will. The Christ whom we have received is not far away, like money in a bank account. Rather, Christ is in our spirit, spreading into our heart. When Christ has spread into all our inward parts, He will be settled in our heart, having made His home in our heart.