Scripture Verse

Yet there is room. Luke 14:22


Words: Fro­nie B. Tur­ner, in Lit­tle Sac­red Songs, ed­it­ed by James R. Mur­ray (New York; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1892), pag­es 136–37.

Music: Fre­der­ic G. Gle­ason (1848–1903), adapt­ed by Ben­ja­min M. Chase, Har­mo­nies of Praise (New York: Ben­ja­min M. Chase, 1909), num­ber 19 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Tur­ner (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Frederic G. Gleason (1848–1903)


Is there room for all the children
In the home above,
In the sweet and holy mansion
Of the King of love?
All to come and serve Him ever
Doth He freely, freely call;
In His kingdom where He dwelleth,
Is there room for all?

O so many, many thousands,
In the byways dwell;
Some that ne­ver knew the Sav­ior,
Some that love Him well;
Hath He place in His dear mansion
For the poor, the poor and small?
For the lowly little children,
Is there room for all?

Are the blessèd portals open,
Ever wide and free?
And the way so plain before us,
Every eye can see?
Then we’ll gladly, gladly follow
At His holy, holy call,
For within His happy kingdom,
There is room for all.