Poem : If Jesus Came To Your House

Jesus-is-knocking

If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two
If he came unexpectedly, I wonder what you’d do.
Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room to such an honored Guest,
And all the food you’d serve to Him would be the very best,
And you keep assuring Him you’re glad to have Him there
That serving Him in your own home is joy beyond compare.

But when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door
With arms outstretched in welcome to your heavenly Visitor?
Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in?
Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they’d been?
Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn’t heard?
And wish you hadn’t uttered that last, loud, hasty word?

Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?
And I wonder if the Savior spent a day or two with you,
Would you go right on doing the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?
Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace?
And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?
Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books you read,
And let him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you’d planned to go?
Or would you, maybe, change your plans for just a day or so?

Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends?
Or would you hope they’d stay away until His visit ends?
Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know the things that you would do?
If Jesus Christ in person came to spend some time with you.

6 thoughts on “Poem : If Jesus Came To Your House”

  1. I was referred to this page by a Facebook Friend when I posted a request for a copy of the poem, “If Jesus Came to Your House”, which I’ve loved all my life & memorized when I was young. Since my memory has developed many holes in it, over the years, and all the written items I’ve saved are packed in boxes right now, I was frustrated when I couldn’t remember the entire poem, I decided to ask for help. I’m so thrilled to have been shown this site, and I’ll be coming back , again, as soon as I’m able to do that.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful, thought-provoking poem! God bless each person here. :D

  2. I have loved this poem from the moment I read in many, many years ago. I still to this day wish I was deserving of His visit!

  3. i love the poem , it has taught me the meaning of having Jesus as my personal saviour . I have a CD and i play it almost daily. thaank you Jesus.

  4. It was truly a pleasure to find this poem after about34 years of learning it. Just yesterday it came to memory an I decided to search for it. Hurrah……

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