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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 a 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 Momma and Daddy, too.
But now he's gone away.
      I don't know what to do;
For Daddy's not the same today,
      And Momma laughs no more.
They never bother much with me;
      They say I'm just a bore.

"It didn't used to be that 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 Momma 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.
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 depend.

- unknown ...

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