Scripture Verse

Yet there is room. Luke 14:22


Words: Charles H. El­li­ott, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness, by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald, Gill & Com­pa­ny, 1885), num­ber 255.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of El­li­ott (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

John R. Sweney


Room for the world at the cross of the Savior,
Room where forgiveness He waits to bestow;
Room where so many have laid down their burdens,
Room at the waters of cleansing that flow.


Say, will you come? The Spirit now is pleading;
Jesus above for you is interceding:
Why will you still, His tender love unheeding,
Perish forever in sight of the cross?

Room for the world in the fold of the Savior,
Room at the feast by His mercy prepared;
Come, ye that hunger, His bounty receiving,
Feed on the blessings that millions have shared.


Room for the world in the ark of the Savior,
Yonder the tempest is sweeping apace;
No one but Jesus can shield and defend you,
Haste to the shelter and refuge of grace.


Room for the world in the arms of the Savior,
Room for the friendless, the lone and oppressed;
There will He comfort the poor and forsaken,
There to the weary He giveth sweet rest.